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Florida teacher arrested on child porn distribution charge, police say


Federal officials said Friday that they arrested a Florida teacher on allegations of distributing child pornography

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Jordan Frederic Schemmel, 37, is a teacher at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, authorities said. 

>> On ActionNewsJax.com: Read the entire criminal complaint against Jordan Schemmel (WARNING: Graphic content.)

Duval County Public Schools confirmed the arrest and said Schemmel will not teach until the case is resolved. 

"Should he be released from custody, he will be immediately removed from the classroom and not have further contact with students pending the outcome of an internal investigation," a voicemail sent to parents said. 

According to a biography on the Duval County Public Schools site, Schemmel previously worked as a teacher at Ponte Vedra High in St. Johns County and Ed White High in Jacksonville. 

Schemmel faces up to 20 years in federal prison. He is scheduled for a hearing on Oct. 25. 

>> On ActionNewsJax.com: First Coast High teacher charged with distributing child porn

According to a the criminal complaint, an individual using the screen name “JS” and the user name “Profsunrise15” responded to a message in September on an internet bulletin board frequented by individuals with a sexual interest in children. 

This message had been posted by an undercover FBI agent. 

>> On ActionNewsJax.com: First Coast teacher arrested: 5 things to know about the case

The user under the name “Profsunrise15” sent the agent a video depicting a prepubescent child being sexually assaulted by an adult male, and later sent a photo depicting similar criminal conduct with a child, authorities said. 

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Authorities said the IP address used by Profsunrise15 was traced back to Schemmel’s residence in Jacksonville. 


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