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[October 25, 2012]

FBI: Substitute teacher shared child porn online

Oct 26, 2012 (Dayton Daily News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- A Beavercreek man who previously worked as substitute teacher in Xenia was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of distributing child pornography on the Internet.

Brian Rohrback, 28, is being held on a federal detainer in the Montgomery County Jail. He is facing federal charges of distribution of child pornography, possession of child pornography, coercion and enticement.

Officials at Xenia Community Schools could not be reached for comment Thursday evening.

According to the district's online documents, Rohrback was employed as a substitute teacher in the district in during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years. It is unknown if he taught in the district in the current school year.

Eric Thomas, supervisory senior resident agent for the Dayton FBI office, said local FBI was notified by another field office that they were monitoring a P2P (peer-to-peer) sharing website where Rohrback was sharing files containing child pornography.

The FBI referred the case to the Xenia Police Department, which did much of the investigation over several months, Thomas said Thursday afternoon.

Several months ago, Xenia police served a search warrant at Rohrback's home on Maple Lane, where they seized computers. No arrests were made at that time. Once the contents of the computers were analyzed, the FBI decided to pursue federal charges.

Rohrback was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home. He is being detained without bond.

Thomas said because Rohrback was at one point a substitute teacher, agents wanted to make sure he was locked up.

The two counts of coercion and enticement are being considered because "there is some indication that he may have had contact with underage individuals" via the computer, Thomas said.

The FBI is now working to determine if Rohrback ever had physical contact with any children.

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