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Child Porn Trial Begins for Former Orange County Teacher

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ORANGE COUNTY, Va (WVIR) -

A former Orange County technology teacher is on trial for dozens of child porn charges. Robert Kobman was arrested last May.

Kobman is charged with 54 counts of felony possession of child porn. In its opening statement the prosecution said those charges were just the tip of the iceberg.

Kobman, who was a technology education teacher at Locust Grove Elementary School, was arrested last May after his wife called police and turned him in. Wednesday in court, witnesses for the prosecution testified they got 1,500 hits of explicit material on Kobman's work laptop and home computer.

The defense claims that because the prosecution relied on software to turn data into images, Kobman cannot be convicted of possessing those images.

Kobman is already serving time behind bars because he was convicted in August of assaulting a student when he allegedly hugged her and kissed her cheek.

The trial is expected to last two more days.

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