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Former Grand Coulee vice principal gets 7 years for child pornography conviction

UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017

A former vice principal from a Grand Coulee elementary school received a seven-year federal prison sentence for child pornography.

Nathan Piturachsatit, 38, of Grand Coulee, admitted he communicated with a 14-year-old girl in Wisconsin via Instagram. The investigation revealed that he had been sending the girl explicit photographs of himself from November 2015 to January 2016.

Piturachsatit “asked for sexually explicit images and videos of the minor, who was a freshman in high school at the time,” according to a news release. “Piturachsatit not only requested child pornography from the minor, but also said he wanted to have sexual intercourse with the minor.”

Agents with Homeland Security searched his home last year as well as his office at Lake Roosevelt Elementary School.

Acting U.S. Attorney Joseph Harrington said the case was part of the nationwide Project Safe Childhood.

“This office is, and will continue to be, committed to prosecuting aggressively and seeking appropriate punishment for child pornography crimes,” he said.

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