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Grand Coulee elementary school administrator accused of sex crimes released from jail

A Grand Coulee elementary school adminstrator indicted on a child pornography charge was released from Spokane County Jail without bail.

Nate Piturachsatit, 37, pleaded not guilty to a single count of production of child pornography earlier this week.

At a bail hearing Wednesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Rodgers ruled Piturachsatit did not pose enough of a threat to the community to stay in custody. He was released from custody just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to jail records.

Rodgers imposed a curfew on Piturachsatit, who is accused of exchanging sexually explicit photos with a Wisconsin teenager. The 37-year-old is also barred from contacting children without another adult present, including his own children, and must remain on electronic monitoring in advance of his trial.

Piturachsatit remains on paid leave from Lake Roosevelt Elementary School, where he served as an assistant principal, the Grand Coulee Dam School District superintendent said this week. His next court appearance in Spokane is scheduled for May 24.

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