• Jacksonville high school teacher arrested on child porn distribution charge, authorities say

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    Federal officials said Friday that they arrested a Jacksonville teacher for allegedly distributing child pornography. 

    Jordan Frederic Schemmel, 37, is a teacher at Terry Parker High School, authorities said. 

    .PDF: Read the entire criminal complaint against Jordan Schemmel

    Duval County Public Schools confirmed the arrest and said Schemmel will not teach until the case is resolved. 

    "Should he be released from custody, he will be immediately removed from the classroom and not have further contact with students pending the outcome of an internal investigation," a voicemail sent to parents said. 

    According to a biography on the Duval County Public Schools site, Schemmel previously worked as a teacher at Ponte Vedra High in St. Johns County and Ed White High in Jacksonville. 

    Schemmel faces up to 20 years in federal prison. He is scheduled for a hearing on Oct. 25. 

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    According to a the criminal complaint, an individual using the screen name “JS” and the user name “Profsunrise15” responded to a message in September on an internet bulletin board frequented by individuals with a sexual interest in children. 

    This message had been posted by an undercover FBI agent. 

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    The user under the name “Profsunrise15” sent the agent a video depicting a prepubescent child being sexually assaulted by an adult male, and later sent a photo depicting similar criminal conduct with a child, authorities said. 

    Authorities said the IP address used by Profsunrise15 was traced back to Schemmel’s residence in Jacksonville. 

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