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Former Police Officer & Teacher Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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A man who was once a teacher and police officer has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Charles Farrell Long, Jr., has been arrested by Albemarle County Police. He has been charged with two counts of possessing child pornography  and two counts of producing child pornography.

Most recently Long worked with international exchange students. He was even recognized in December as the top coordinator in the United States. See related article.

At the same time, police say they got a complaint about sexual abuse and started investigating.

Long is a former Albemarle County police officer, former Albemarle Sheriff's Office reserve deputy, and was also a fourth grade teacher in Charlottesville from 1987 until 1992. He also volunteered with the Monticello High School band boosters.

We did speak with Long Friday afternoon. He said he was aware of the charges but at this point did not have any comment. He did say that he is no longer working with the exchange program.

Albemarle County Police Department Press Release

In December 2011 the Albemarle County Police received a complaint regarding sexual abuse.  The investigation into this matter has led to the arrest of Charles Farrell Long, Jr.

Long is a former police officer with the Albemarle County Police department, former reserve deputy with the Albemarle County Sheriff's Office and a former teacher with the city of Charlottesville Public Schools.  Long was most recently a volunteer with the Albemarle County Public Schools.

Long, 47 years of age, of Charlottesville, has been charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of production of child pornography.  Long is due to appear in the Albemarle Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on April 30, 2012 at 1:30 p.m..

Sergeant Darrell R. Byers
Public Information Officer

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