Former teacher arrested on federal child porn charges

WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - A former teacher was arrested Monday morning on federal child pornography charges.

Ryan Brant Fahrenkamp, 42, of Mason, is a former teacher at Endeavor Elementary School in West Chester.

He is charged with transportation, receipt and possession of child pornography.

The complaint alleges that in May 2010, Lakota school officials contacted the West Chester Police Department after receiving a complaint from a parent that Fahrenkamp was sending text messages to a student. An initial review of his school-issued laptop contained images of young males without their shirt on. Some of the them were identified as former Endeavor students.

On May 26, 2010, West Chester officers executed a state search warrant on a hotel room where Fahrenkamp was staying and seized a camera during the execution of that warrant. A forensic review of the school laptop revealed a video file depicting a naked pre-pubescent male that appeared to have been downloaded in 2008. A review of the camera found similar photos.

Fahrenkamp will be in court Monday morning in Cincinnati Federal Court.

If convicted, he faces a maximum punishment of 20 years imprisonment.

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