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Former Beaverton teacher faces federal child pornography charge

by: Submitted photo Logan B. Storm

Former Stoller Middle School teacher Logan B. Storm was arraigned Wednesday in federal court on a child pornography charge.

Storm, 35, a former North Portland resident, faced similar charges in Multnomah County Circuit Court, but state prosecutors dismissed those in favor of federal prosecution. If convicted, Storm faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, restitution and a possible $250,000 fine.

On Tuesday, a federal grand jury indicted Storm on the charge, calling for him, if convicted, to forfeit a Macintosh laptop and a 4-gigabit flash drive on which federal prosecutors say child pornography images were stored.

Storm taught math at Stoller from 2005 until late August 2010, when he emailed his resignation. He was arrested Feb. 19, 2011, when he stepped off a flight from Amsterdam at Portland International Airport. He was indicted a year ago on 30 counts of first-degree encouraging child sex abuse, after his girlfriend discovered images of child pornography on his laptop.

Investigators believe Storm fled the United States shortly after the images were found and that he was in Canada and possibly Ireland, his native country.