Southern Indiana elementary classroom aide arrested on child pornography charges
A classroom aide at Scottsburg Elementary School is facing child pornography charges.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A classroom aide at Scottsburg Elementary School is facing child pornography charges.
Tyler Tscheulin, 23, was arrested after Indiana State Police served a search warrant at a home in Scottsburg through a tip from The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
After taking a computer and other items that police say have child pornography on them, Tscheulin was taken into custody during school hours.
"Any photograph or image of a juvenile in a sexual manner is against the law in Indiana," Sgt. Jerry Goodin with the Indiana State Police said. "Doesn't matter if you're taking it, possessing it or sending it; doesn't matter. It's against the law."
Scott County School District 2 Superintendent Dr. Marc Slaton said Tscheulin was a teacher's aide in a learning disabilities classroom. He was also a co-coach for the school's archery team.
Goodin said once the Sellersburg post received the tip about the child pornography, the officers jumped into action. He said the process can be lengthy because it can be difficult to find exactly where the IP address for the computer is located.
Slaton said he has received some angry phone calls and emails from parents, but he understands. He said as a parent himself, he would be angry. However, he said many parents have shown immense support for the school and the way it handled the situation.
"Anytime you have situations that involve children or people working with children that are engaged in these types of activities that he's charged of being engaged in there will be concern," Slaton said. "And I think it's justified concerned."
Slaton said Tscheulin has been suspended indefinitely and is now in the Scott County Jail.
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