Former Grace King teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges in - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

Former Grace King teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges involving a student

Former Grace King teacher pleads guilty as charged to child porn charges involving a student (Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office) Former Grace King teacher pleads guilty as charged to child porn charges involving a student (Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office)
JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

A Jefferson Parish judge accepted a guilty plea to child pornography charges from former Grace King High School Spanish teacher and soccer coach Walter Sologaistoa.

Jury selection for the 40-year-old Kenner man was underway when the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's office says Sologaistoa decided to plead guilty as charged. He pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography involving juveniles under age 13, one count of possession of child pornography involving a juvenile under age 17 and one count of production of child pornography involving a juvenile under age 17. The D.A.'s office says the offenses involved a student.

Sologaistoa was arrested in 2013.

Jefferson Parish authorities say the JPSO Digital Forensics Unit found videos and photographs on Sologaistoa's home laptop computer, including imagery of a student. A news release on the case states, "Sologaistoa produced the images of the student using a cellular device, taken while he and the girl were inside a Metairie bar that he co-owned at the time, according to evidence that was to be presented at trial."

Judge Michael Mentz will formally sentence Sologaistoa on October 4, 2016 to 13 years in prison. After his release from prison, he will have to register as a sex offender for 25 years and be electronically monitored by the state for the rest of his life.

Copyright 2016 WVUE. All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly