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Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Child pornography charges for Va. high school coach

ROANOKE, Va. — A western Virginia man faces child-pornography charges less than a month after he was hired as Parry McCluer High School’s head football coach.

The Roanoke Times reports that Matthew Wheeler was identified during a detention hearing Monday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. Wheeler is being held without bond in a local jail pending transfer to Lafayette, La., where he will stand trial.

Federal authorities in Louisiana allege that the 31-year-old Wheeler was among at least 22 members of an online bulletin board on which participants posted links to child pornography.

Buena Vista City Schools Superintendent Rebecca Gates said Tuesday in a statement that a teacher had been suspended following his arrest by federal authorities. She didn’t identify the teacher or the charges.

By the The Roanoke Times  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Categories:  Schools, Virginia

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