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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 5:14 pm | Updated: 5:27 pm, Wed May 29, 2013.

A Locust Grove Middle School technology teacher was recently arrested and charged with 20 counts of felony possession of child porn.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a search warrant at the home of Robert Jeffrey Kobman, 32, of Locust Grove on May 19, specifically looking on all his computers and electronic devices that may obtain child pornography images.

Kobman is being held without bond in the Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange County.

According to the OCSO, Kobman was employed by Orange County Public Schools at the time of his arrest.

Yvonne Dawson, OCPS Director of Human Resources, said Kobman was immediately placed on administrative leave after school officials learned about the investigation.  

“Any change in Mr. Kobman’s status will depend on the sheriff’s office’s investigation and on our own internal investigation,” Dawson said.

OCPS officials have also posted two notices on the school division’s website: the OCSO’s press release regarding Kobman’s arrest and information regarding steps the school division takes to “prevent and respond to threats to safety, security and welfare of its students and staff.”

“At this time, there is no indication that any of the victims were local children,” the news release states. The OCPS website has Kobman listed as a teacher at Locust Grove Middle School.

 

OCSO is asking the public for any information about Kobman to please contact Investigator Bryan Seal or Investigator Becky Mardeusz at 540-672-1200.

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