Teacher Sentenced for Child Pornography

 A former teacher with the Newport News school system was sentenced today to five years in prison for receiving and uploading images of child sexual abuse.

According to court documents, in March of 2018, Michael Scott Porter, 51, of Newport News, uploaded images of child sexual abuse to a Microsoft OneDrive account. Microsoft reported the incident to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) consistent with federal law. Search warrants were subsequently obtained for the account and home of Porter, and during the search, law enforcement discovered over 2400 images of child sexual abuse in the Microsoft OneDrive account as well as on other devices in Porter’s home.