A 31-year-old Plano teacher is facing federal child exploitation charges, accused of distributing child pornography.
Keith Oser, a 5th grade teacher at Legacy Charter School in Plano, was arrested on Friday and charged.
The case is being investigated by the Plano Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa Miller.
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"The Department of Justice said Monday that "this case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov," the DOJ said in a news release Monday.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Victim-Witness Coordinator Judy Daigle at the U.S. Attorney's Office at 1-800-804-3547. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will take the necessary steps to protect all minors’ identities and confidential information.
It is not clear if Oser, who is expected to return to court on Nov. 24, 2015 for detention and preliminary hearings, has obtained an attorney.