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Yorktown Teacher Charged With Child Porn Killed In Apparent Accident

Jeffrey Whalen
Jeffrey Whalen Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney

GARDINER, N.Y. -- A Yorktown teacher suspected of sharing an obscene video of a child died Saturday in what authorities believe was a hiking accident, according to lohud.com .

Jeffrey Whalen of Yorktown Heights was found at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the Millbrook Trail about 3 p.m. Saturday, the newspaper reported. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Whalen appears to have been taking pictures while hiking alone when he fell, according to the report.

The 45-year-old was the band director at Crompond Elementary School in Yorktown Heights on Oct. 7 when he was charged with a felony count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child. The school district placed him on administrative leave after his arrest.

Whalen, who is accused of sharing a video featuring a child between the ages of 8-10, was released on bail after his arrest. According to the newspaper, a status on his case was not available Sunday.

Read the article at lohud.com .

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