Former Hanover County educator faces additional charges for child sex abuse

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — According to online court records, former Lee-Davis assistant principal, Michael Teegarden, is now facing three additional charges for sex crimes against a minor that stem from as far back as 1999.

Teegarden, the former Lee Davis High School assistant principal, was sentenced to four years on charges of child porn possession in February.

He will now be back in court on these new charges in June.

Working closely with members of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, investigators with the Hanover Sheriff’s Department learned in September 2015 that a computer in Teegarden’s residence was being used for online trading of digital child pornography, which led to authorities gaining and executing a search warrant of his home in October.

Investigators seized several electronic devices from Teegarden’s residence, which were examined by certified forensic examiners with Attorney General Mark Herring’s Office. The forensic examination corroborated the Teegarden’s admissions, revealing hundreds of images of child pornography on his electronic devices.

After working with the task force and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon, authorities determined there was enough evidence to arrest and charge Teegarden with two counts of felony possession of child pornography.

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