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Orange Co. Teacher Charged with Felony Possession of Child Porn

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An Orange County teacher is facing child porn charges.

Robert Jeffrey Kobman, 32, of Locust Grove faces 20 counts of felony possession of child pornography and  is being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.

At the time of his arrest on May 19, the school system placed Kobman on administrative leave. He was a technology education teacher.

Investigators say there's no indication any of the victims were local children.


Orange County Sheriff's Office
Press Release

On May 19, 2013 The Orange County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at the home of Robert Jeffrey Kobman of Locust Grove.  The search warrant was for all computers and electronic equipment that may obtain images of child pornography.  Subsequently, Kobman, age 32, was arrested on 20 counts of Felony Possession of Child Pornography.  Kobman is currently being held on no bond in the Central Va. Regional Jail.

At the time of arrest Kobman was employed as a Technology Education teacher by the Orange County Schools System.   Mr. Kobman was placed on administrative leave immediately after the school division was advised of the investigation, according to Yvonne Dawson, director of human resources for Orange County Public Schools.  "Any change in Mr. Kobman's status will depend on the sheriff's office's investigation and on our own internal investigation," Dawson added.  The school division has posted a notice on its home page with information about its policies and procedures intended to safeguard the safety, security and welfare of its students and employees.  Questions related to the school division's investigation and its policies and procedures may be directed to Ms. Dawson at (540) 661-4550.

At this time there is no indication that any of the victims were local children.  If anyone has any information pertaining to Kobman, please contact Investigator Bryan Seal or Investigator Becky Mardeusz.

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