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Former Albemarle Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

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A former teacher and Albemarle police officer has pleaded guilty to a pair of child porn charges. 

Officers arrested Charles Farrell Long, 47, last April after spending months investigating a sexual abuse complaint. Arrest warrants claim Long molested two victims between 1992 and 1997 – the same time Long was working with international exchange students.

While Long initially denied any wrong doing, court filing says he admitted to providing pornographic magazines and lubricant to a pair of minors and was present while they masturbated.

Long entered into a guilty plea Tuesday morning in Albemarle Circuit Court. He was sentenced to 20 years total in prison, but as part of the plea agreement he will only serve three years of that time. Three other charges he faced were dropped as part of the deal (two counts of producing child porn and one count of aggravated sexual battery).

Before he was sentenced, Long told the judge, "I deeply regret my actions."

Long is a former Albemarle County police officer, former Albemarle Sheriff's Office reserve deputy and was also a 4th grade teacher in Charlottesville from 1987-1992.

Long walked out of court Tuesday but he will report to the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail on March 14 at 1 p.m.

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