Walker County teacher arrested for production of child pornography charges

Tennessee Valley (WDEF) – A former Walker County teacher was arrested on Wednesday, on a federal criminal complaint charging him with producing child pornography.

According to the complaint affidavit, between Aug. 1, 1997, and Oct. 15, 1998, Charles Mark McCormack used a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography, by surreptitiously videotaping the minor urinating in a bathroom in his residence.

This case involved a minor who was approximately 5 years old at the time.

54-year-old Mark McCormack is a former kindergarten teacher at Chattanooga Valley Elementary School.

The charges contained in the complaint are only allegations.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations is investigating this case with the cooperation of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

WAFF reports that McCormack will remain in federal custody until his detention hearing. That hearing is scheduled for October 2.

Previous stories:

https://wdef.com/2016/05/20/walker-county-school-leaders-facing-criticism-parents-teacher-scandal/

https://wdef.com/2016/05/17/walker-county-teacher-investigation-child-porn/

https://wdef.com/2016/05/19/walker-county-teacher-investigation-previously-accused-sexual-misconduct/

https://wdef.com/2016/05/18/update-investigation-walker-county-teacher/

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