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Former Teacher Sentenced to a Total of 18 Years in Prison in Coordinated State and Federal Prosecutions

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 25, 2009
  • District of Arizona (602) 514-7500

PHOENIX—Victor Scott McPeak, Jr., 38, of Surprise, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Paul G. Rosenblatt to eight years in federal prison to be followed by lifetime supervised release for Receipt of Child Pornography. Judge Rosenblatt ordered that the eight year prison term be served consecutively to a 10-year sentence that McPeak is currently serving in Arizona Department of Corrections for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. McPeak pleaded guilty before Judge Rosenblatt on April 7, 2009. McPeak is a former fifth grade school teacher.

McPeak was initially identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation because he purchased child pornography through the Internet. A subsequent search of McPeak’s home revealed that he possessed numerous images and videos of child pornography. McPeak was prosecuted by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for possessing child pornography on a separate computer and for Aggravated Assault.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office worked together to make plea offers that would ensure a lengthy prison sentence for these offenses.

The federal sentencing occurred on November 23, 2009. The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Heather H. Belt and Sharon K. Sexton, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona.

CASE NUMBER: CR 08-232-PHX-PGR

RELEASE NUMBER: 2009-370(McPeak)