Former Teacher Sentenced to 50 Year Prison Term for Child Pornography

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A former teacher at Cocoa Beach Junior / Senior High School was sentenced to a 50 year prison term for criminal charges involving child pornography. The defendant, Berne Schmidlkofer – age 65 – pleaded guilty to the charged that involved the production and distribution of child pornography involving a 6 year old child. The arrest was made after a tip was provided to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It is quite frightening that just a few years ago that this man was teaching our children and serving as an apparent role model for children. You can read more about this story at Former Teacher Receives 50 Year Prison Term.