U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Texas
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November 16, 2015

Grade School Teacher Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

PLANO, TX—A-31-year-old Plano schoolteacher has been arrested on child exploitation charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Keith Oser, a 5th grade teacher at Legacy Charter School in Plano, was arrested on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, and appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Don D. Bush for an initial appearance.

Oser has been charged in a federal complaint with distribution of child pornography. Oser will return to court on Nov. 24, 2015 for detention and preliminary hearings.

This case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

If you have any information on this case, please contact Victim-Witness Coordinator Judy Daigle at the U.S. Attorney’s Office at 1-800-804-3547. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will take the necessary steps to protect all minors’ identities and confidential information.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Plano Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa Miller.

It is important to note that an arrest, indictment, or complaint should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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