Former SE Michigan band instructor, teacher pleads guilty in federal child pornography case
Gregory Austin arrested, fired last year after investigators find text messages, photos
Court records show a former southeast Michigan band instructor and classroom teacher charged in a federal child pornography case fabricated an online identity as a woman to get photos from children.
Gregory Austin, 33, of Macomb County's Chesterfield Township pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Detroit to child pornography charges. He earlier had challenged evidence obtained by police and filed a motion to suppress it in the case.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 13 following the plea, which was entered last month.
Austin was fired from his job with Fraser Public Schools at Eisenhower Elementary after being arrested in 2012.
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Police said they discovered a number of hidden pornographic images of minors, some of them included disturbing pictures of Fraser students.
There were sexual text messages and pornographic videos involving children.
Austin is married with children.
The FBI has said they continue to look for more victims.
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