Fmr. Chanhassen principal pleads guilty to child porn

CHANHASSEN, Minn. - A former principal at Chanhassen High School, charged with felony child porn possession, has pleaded guilty.

Last December, Timothy Dorway, 44, was charged with seven counts of possessing child pornography. Ten more charges were added in March. On Thursday, Dorway pleaded guilty to seven of the counts. As part of a deal, Dorway will serve 60 months in prison, five years of conditional release and must register as a sex offender. Sentencing is set for July 26.

According to the charges, the Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was tipped off after a Dropbox user uploaded 11 pornographic videos involving girls between the ages of 11 and 14 to Dorway's account. That Dropbox account was accessed both from Dorway's home and from a computer owned by the Eastern Carver County School District.

The complaint states Dorway admitted to viewing the child pornography videos and at times, would upload them to his own Dropbox account and delete them later. Dorway told authorities he only viewed explicit material involving children between the ages of 11 and 13. However, investigators found additional sexual content in Dorway's possession on a previous work computer involving girls and boys as young as 1 to 3 years old.

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