A former Delaware County middle-school principal has been charged with possessing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Troy Czukoski, 42, who was on leave from his post as principal at the Springton Lake Middle School in the Rose Tree Media School District, recently resigned, according to district officials.
A search warrant executed on Oct. 18 found two flash drives and 48 CDs and DVDs with more than 150 images of "children engaging in sexually explicit conduct" that had been "shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
In an e-mailed statement, Joseph P. Green Jr., Czukoski's attorney, said his client was a survivor of childhood sex abuse. Czukoski, he said, suffered "aftereffects" as a result of the abuse and is receiving psychiatric treatment.