Former Dayton teacher pleads guilty to pandering obscenity involving a minor

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Former Stivers HS teacher appears in court on child porn charges

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A former Stivers High School teacher pleaded guilty last week to a child pornography charge.

John S. Findley, 35, of Dayton, was convicted Nov. 20 of pandering obscenity involving a minor (buy/possess obscene material).

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Six other charges were dismissed.

Findley is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 19.

The plea was filed less than a week before Findley was scheduled to go on trial.

The former teacher was indicted on seven felony charges of pandering obscenity and pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor in September 2017.

The indictment accused the former teacher of promoting the sale of or spreading obscene material in August 2016.

John S. Findley
John S. Findley

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It also claimed that he filmed obscene images of a minor between November 2015 and August 2016.

Dayton Public Schools placed Findley on leave during the 2016-17 school year shortly after a detective was assigned to his case.

Findley resigned July 9, 2017.


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