June 12, 2014
Corey Robert Schock, 44, of Charlottesville pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal crime relating to his participation in sexually explicit online chats with a 15-year-old girl.
Schock was arrested in February, accused of possessing child pornography and using a communications system to solicit child pornography.
In May, Schock was indicted by a federal grand jury for online coercion and enticement of a minor. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum penalty of life in prison when he is sentenced on August 29, 2014
In a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Schock admitted that he engaged in sexually explicit online chats with a 15-year-old girl who lived in Woodbridge, Virginia. In those online chats, Schock sent the victim several sexually explicit pictures of himself, and he requested that the victim send him sexually explicit pictures. In response, the female sent Schock pictures and videos of herself engaging in sexually explicit behavior. Based on information in other court documents, Schock engaged in similar conduct with numerous other minors over a two-year period.
Schock was a Golden Apple award-winning teacher and a favorite among some of his students at Venable Elementary School.
Court documents indicated that there is no evidence that he has had any inappropriate contact with a minor in Charlottesville.