A former Massachusetts teacher has pleaded guilty in connection with attempting to purchase live video sex shows involving Filipino children and to possessing child pornography.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Scott Peeler, 54, previously of Worcester, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court, to three counts of attempting to entice a minor to engage in unlawful sexual conduct and one count of possession of child pornography.
A federal search warrant and arrest warrant were executed at the former Southbridge Middle School teacher's apartment in June 2015. During that time, Perry allegedly admitted that he was the user of the email and instant messaging account that had been used to solicit streaming videos involving children who ranged in age from four years old to fourteen years old. Peeler claimed that he had never actually purchased any videos.
Authorities said a preliminary forensic review also revealed the presence of child pornography on Peeler’s computer.
The activity allegedly took place between April 2013 and July 2014.
Peeler is scheduled to be sentenced on February 28, 2017. He could receive a minimum of 10 years and no greater than 15 years in prison.