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Judge Doesn't Accept Czukoski's Guilty Plea

On Thursday, a federal judge said he sensed 'hesitation' in the former Phoenixville principal authorities say possessed child pornography, and continued the hearing.

Troy Czukoski will get some time to reconsider his guilty plea after a federal judge surprisingly continued his hearing on Thursday, The Mercury is reporting.

Czukoski, the former Phoenixville Area Middle School principal who was charged with possession of child pornography in March after a months long investigation by the United States Postal Service, attempted to plead guilty, but US District Judge Legrome Davis refused to accept it, according to the paper.

After, according to The Mercury, Czukoski admitted “what I had in my possession is considered to be child pornography” and acknowledged that he was pleading guilty to “avoid stricter charges that might bring greater consequences,” the judge said he sensed “hesitation” in the educator and suggested further conversations needed to occur before he accepted the plea.

A subsequent hearing date has not yet been scheduled. Read the full story here.

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
  • Child Porn Charge News to Phoenixville School District
  • Phoenixville School Board May Launch Czukoski Investigation
  • Phoenixville to Review Child Porn Warning Signs
Wendy April 18, 2013 at 09:31 PM
He hasn't been able to accept responsibility for any of his actions in 10yrs and you want him to start now? He doesn't comprehend the meaning of respect for boundaries, so you can't expect much from him. Really, are you serious? When doesn't a judge accept a plea? Go to court and let everyone know the abuse of authority, trust and children that have occurred....
harry finster April 19, 2013 at 02:07 AM
do they want to give dr child porn a break because he is in the education field?,if he is so intelligent maybe he knows he is even more culpable and doesnt want it brought out in public
Joanne Mudry April 19, 2013 at 01:20 PM
he needs to go to jail feel sorry for the childern if judge doesnt take his plea then he paid the jude off if you have money you can do that., someone should ripe him a but hole.
Joanne Mudry April 20, 2013 at 04:25 PM
how do you know if he didnt touch if he has all this on his computer , just like the penn state case, if it was one of us we would be jailed
John April 23, 2013 at 06:55 PM
Sandusky is in jail.

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