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Ex-Phoenixville Principal Charged with Child Porn, Feds Say

Troy Czukoski, who was principal at PAMS for seven years, has been charged by the United States Attorney.

OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Federal child pornography charges have been filed against former Phoenixville Middle School Principal Dr. Troy Czukoski.

Czukoski, 42, of Exton, was charged with one count of possession of child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office Public Affairs Specialist Patty Hartman.

(UPDATE: Phoenixville Area School District says investigators requested Czukoski's personnel file last fall.)

Czukoski possessed more than 150 but less than 300 images of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct, according to United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

Czukoski, who left Phoenixville Area School District in July 2012 to take a position as Principal at Springton Lake Middle School in Media, was placed on leave in October when Rose Tree Media School District officials were notified of a federal investigation, however, there was no word as to what the investigation was regarding.

If convicted, Czukoski faces a maximum possible sentence of 10 years in prison, a mandatory five years of supervised release up to a lifetime of supervised release, a $250,000 fine and a $100 special assessment, according to Hartman.

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The U.S. Attorney charges that:

"Czukoski knowingly possessed books, magazines, periodicals, films, video tapes and other matter, namely two flash drives, CDs and DVDs, which contained more than 150 but less than 300 visual depictions that had been produced using materials which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce. The production of these visual depictions involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct and the visual depictions were of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct."

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rotella.

This was Czukoski's first year as Springton Lake principal, though he served in that capacity at Phoenixville Area Middle School for seven years before moving to district office. He was hired as Springton Lake principal in July.

Previous Patch Coverage of the Czukoski Case:

  • Former Phoenixville Middle School Principal Moves to Springton Lake
  • Former Phoenixville Middle School Principal Under Federal Investigation
  • No Details on Federal Investigation of Former Middle School Principal
Douglas J. Trainor March 25, 2013 at 06:21 PM
@John -- you made the claim "we call you a pedophile, because you admitted it". where and when was this alleged admission made?
John March 25, 2013 at 09:05 PM
about 2 months ago on the patch.
Douglas J. Trainor March 25, 2013 at 10:35 PM
@John -- i just ran a script against everything on Phoenixville Patch in 2013, and there is no such admission. so i tend to think that you are just inventing this, for what reason, i do not know.
Joanne Mudry April 19, 2013 at 01:25 PM
then to day our court systems, police dept. pro officers and down the line the justice system is no go ,if the judge knows you your .
Joanne Mudry April 19, 2013 at 01:37 PM
this shows other poeple you can get away with any thing if a cop knows he lets you go if the jand his dad did no jail time and was fried. now this is our justice system,ude knowes you you go free, i can think back when the warrent of west chester prison was found guity of many things his son was bustted for drugs so son stay in the big house with his dad, if he was put in a cell he would of been beating up.he was fired but got all his retiredment money.. .our system is a joke you swear on the bible for what all the old heads are gone now the new cops want to make a name for there self.

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