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Justin Coleman indicted

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A federal grand jury in Alexandria indicted a teacher at John Adams Elementary School on child pornography charges.

The grand jury indicted Justin Coleman, 35, of Falls Church, on two counts of producing child pornography, two counts of attempting to produce child pornography, receiving child pornography, and possessing modified child pornography.

"This indictment alleges a pattern of disturbing, predatory behavior toward young girls," said U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride. "The U.S. Attorney's Office is committed to doing everything we can to safeguard our children from the urgent threat of exploitation and abuse. Identifying adults who abuse positions of trust to engage in this sexually explicit conduct is our highest priority."

Coleman, a fourth grade dual language teacher, was arrested on April 6. He allegedly created videos in which he directed two minor girls, who were unaware at the time, to engage in sexual conduct.

He is also accused of attempting to produce child pornography with seven girls, including two who were his students while he worked at a summer camp in Italy.

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