A former Chester County teacher faces dozens of charges of possessing and distributing child pornography and was scheduled to turn himself in Wednesday, the state Attorney General's Office said.
Joseph Fortunato, 60, of Lancaster, resigned from his teaching position at Devon Preparatory School on Monday. He has been charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography, eight counts of distribution of child pornography, and a related charge.
Police investigated an online peer-to-peer sharing network and found the IP address of Fortunato's computer. On April 17, police searched Fortunato's home and found child pornography on a desktop computer and an external hard drive.