School Custodian Arrested On Child Pornography Charge

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VIENNA, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia elementary school custodian is accused of using a school computer to search the internet for pictures of children’s genitalia.

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports 36-year-old Justin Ray Hoover was arraigned Tuesday in the Wood County Magistrate Court on a charge of distributing and exhibiting material of minors in explicitly sexual conduct.

According to court documents, Vienna Elementary School found more than 200 internet images of children on a computer at the school. Superintendent William Hosaflook says he and the coordinator of safety were alerted to the situation last month and told police.

Police Chief Mike Pifer says the investigation is ongoing, but that there’s no evidence that any children in the city were harmed. It’s unclear if Hoover has a lawyer.