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Prison for Teacher Receiving Student Porn

(Hammond, IN) - A Northwest Indiana teacher demanded and received naked photos of students.  Now, 31-year old Brian Kunze of Valparaiso is off to a federal prison.


Kunze was given a 12-year sentence at U.S. District Court in Hammond.  Authorities say he coaxed students into taking and sending him naked photos of themselves. 


“Use of a position of authority to betray the trust placed in a teacher by his student is a very serious offense for which my office will hold all perpetrators accountable,” said U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch.  “Individuals who seek out sexually explicit images of minor children, will be investigated and prosecuted by my office,” he said.   


Kunze is now a former teacher at Wheeler High School.

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