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Former special education teacher in Maryland pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

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GREENBELT, Maryland — A former special education teacher has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.

Sixty-one-year-old Peter Flynn of Silver Spring entered the plea Monday in federal court in Greenbelt. If the court accepts the plea bargain, Flynn will be sentenced to between two and 6 ½ years in prison on Oct. 19.

According to his plea, Flynn, a former special education teacher in Montgomery County, Flynn made files of child pornography available on a file-sharing network. Prosecutors say an undercover state trooper downloaded the files and police obtained a search warrant.

Authorities say two computers seized from Flynn's home contained nearly 30,000 images and videos of child pornography.

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