PHOENIX (LAWFUEL) – Victor Scott McPeak, Jr., 38, of Surprise, Ariz., pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of Receipt of Child Pornography, a class C felony offense. McPeak is a former fifth grade school teacher who was charged in March 2008.
McPeak was initially identified because he purchased child pornography through the use of the Internet. A subsequent search of McPeak’s home revealed that he possessed numerous images and videos of child pornography.
The maximum penalty for Receipt of Child Pornography is a mandatory minimum of five years, and a maximum of 20 years, in prison. Per the terms of the plea agreement, McPeak faces between seven and 14 years in federal prison followed by a term of up to lifetime supervised release. Sentencing is set for June 24, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. in front of U.S. District Judge Paul G. Rosenblatt.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution is being handled by Heather H. Nelson and Sharon K. Sexton, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona.
CASE NUMBER: CR 08-232-PHX-PGR
RELEASE NUMBER: 2009-120(McPeak)