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Music teacher facing child porn charges formally charged

KETTERING — A Kettering Middle School choir director has been formally charged.

Matthew Koehler, 37, was indicted on charges of pandering obscenity involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance.

In November 2023 a 19-year-old reported to police that when he was in middle school Koehler allegedly acted inappropriately and had exchanged texts of a sexual nature, according to a spokesperson for the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Prosecutors said a search of Koehler’s phone found two videos depicting child pornography and child sexual assault.

Kettering City School District placed him on leave in November. He was on unpaid administrative leave.

Koehler is on house arrest after posting his $50,000 bond and is set to be arraigned on June 27.

We are working to learn more and will continue to follow this story.

Correction: A previous version of this story stated Koehler was a former teacher in the Kettering district according to the prosecutor’s office. A spokesperson for the district has since confirmed Koehler remains on unpaid leave and is still employed by Kettering City Schools.






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