A former pre-school teacher pleaded guilty today to distributing, receiving, and possessing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.
Andrew Glenn Perrine, 31, of Tulsa, pleaded guilty to distribution and receipt of child pornography and to possession of child pornography from June 28, 2019, to July 14, 2020.
In July 2020, Investigators from the Tulsa Police Cyber Crimes Unit and agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) received information that someone using the internet at Perrine’s residence had been distributing child pornography using a social media messaging app. When investigators conducted a search, officers recovered numerous electronic items. A forensic examination discovered more than 50 sexually explicit photos of children that had been downloaded from the internet.
Perrine, a former pre-school teacher at B’nai Emunah Preschool in Tulsa and former teacher at Bartlesville Middle School, confessed to downloading child pornography for more than 15 years and to possessing photos of children as young as 10 years old.
The Tulsa Police Department and ICE-HSI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Nassar is prosecuting the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”