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Recent Petersburg school employee faces child pornography charges


PETERSBURG – Federal authorities arrested 45 year-old Tye Leif Petersen, Petersburg District School’s recent Maintenance Director, on charges of Distribution of and Receipt of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography Involving a Prepubescent Minor or Child Under 12 Years of Age.

The charges come after a joint investigation between the Petersburg Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to an FBI affidavit, last July an investigator searched a Yahoo! E-mail account labeled “Tennessee John Doe” and found “prolific child pornography trading”...

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