Sunday, December 4, 2022

This ex-substitute teacher in Newport News had 2,400+ images of ‘child sexual abuse’

Michael Scott Porter (WYDaily file/Courtesy of Newport News Police)
Michael Scott Porter (WYDaily file/Courtesy of Newport News Police)

A former substitute teacher with the Newport News Public Schools was sentenced Tuesday 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, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Authorities got search warrants for the account and Porter’s home.

During the search, law enforcement found more than 2,400 images of child sexual abuse in the Microsoft OneDrive account as well as on other devices in Porter’s home, federal prosecutors said.

Besides being a former substitute teacher, Porter was also involved in the public school’s Mid-Atlantic Teen Challenge, Newport News Police said shortly after Porter’s arrest in 2018.

John Mangalonzo
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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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