Sequim: Teacher convicted in child pornography case

SEQUIM — A Sequim Community School Alternative Education Program teacher was found guilty Tuesday on 10 counts of child pornography by a jury in U.S. District Court in Tacoma.

Judge Franklin D. Burgess will sentence Dennis Peterson, 49, of Sequim, on March 15.

Peterson was found guilty on four counts of production of child pornography, two counts of attempted production of child pornography and one count each of the use of a minor to assist in production of visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct, transportation and shipment of material involving the sexual exploitation of children, distribution of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors and possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of children.

Peterson has been released on a $10,000 collateral bond, court documents show.

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