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David Moe (Paddington Station)

David Moe (Paddington Station)

DENVER — A man who has been teaching at a Denver preschool for almost 20 years was arrested Tuesday and charged Wednesday for possessing and distributing child pornography.

According to affidavit filed by the Colorado district attorney’s office, David Moe, 45, has been a teacher at Paddington Station, a prestigious preschool in East Denver, for 18 years. Police served a search warrant on his home after it was determined a computer at the residence was populating a peer-to-peer downloading service with files containing child pornography.

The affidavit said investigators found child pornography on Moe’s computer and on DVDs and CDs that were located at the residence.

“It was determined,” the release stated, “that Moe used the Internet to make available, trade, and collect images of child pornography.”

Moe faces one count of distribution and attempted distribution of child pornography. If convicted on that charge, he would face between 5-20 years in federal prison as well as a fine of up to $250,000. Moe also faces a charge of possession of child pornography, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.