South-Western City Schools teacher indicted on child porn charges

(Courtesy: Franklin County Jail)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- A South-Western City Schools teacher faces multiple charges of child pornography after being indicted by a Franklin County Grand Jury.

Michael J. Walsh, a 61-year-old teacher at Pleasant View Middle School, has been charged with nine counts of felonious pandering sexually-oriented mattered involving a minor. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said the felony charges are the result of Walsh downloading multiple videos and images on several computers at his home "depicting children engaged in sexual activity with adults." The alleged offenses took place between November 2014 and April 2017.

Walsh has been placed on administrative leave by the school district, O'Brien said.

He's scheduled to be arraigned on June 4th at 1:30 pm in Franklin County Court.

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