Venable Teacher Now Facing Federal Charges

By: Jaclyn Piermarini Email
By: Jaclyn Piermarini Email

A new development in the case against a Venable Elementary School teacher accused of child pornography. The Commonwealth's Attorney's office wants to set aside the local charges against him because there are new federal charges.

Corey Schock was a Golden Apple award-winning teacher and a favorite among some of his students.
But now he is facing federal charges of online coercion and enticement of a minor.

He was first arrested in Charlottesville on three charges back in February. Because of those new federal charges, the Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney’s office is not trying to move forward with the local charges.

Legal analyst Scott Goodman explains why that makes sense.

"You look at it, and you think the charges have been dropped in Charlottesville and you think that's good news for the defendant. But in this case, of course it’s not the case. The case is continued into federal court, which is a venue where there are more opportunities for investigators to obtain evidence. "

Important to know for local parents, court documents revealed today there is no evidence that he has had any inappropriate contact with a minor in Charlottesville.

But new details revealed in local court documents that Schock allegedly had explicit contact with a fifteen year old female via webcam that lives in the Eastern district of Virginia. A hearing on dropping those local charges has been scheduled for tomorrow at 1:30 in Juvenile and Domestic Relations court.

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