More charges brought against Coleman


Federal authorities brought new charges against former John Adams Elementary School teacher Justin Coleman, 35, on Thursday, including allegations he edited videos to create child pornography featuring students. 
Coleman, once a fourth grade dual languages teacher at the West End school, was arrested in April after federal agents raided his Falls Church home and allegedly discovered girls’ underwear and an external hard drive loaded with child pornography. 
Authorities now say Coleman led two girls to engage in sexually explicit acts while he filmed it and tried to do the same with seven other girls, including two students at an Italian summer camp in 2010. They also allege Coleman edited existing pornographic images to feature students from Japan and Alexandria. 
A grand jury in Alexandria indicted Coleman with two counts of producing child pornography, two counts of attempting to produce child pornography, receiving child pornography and possessing modified child pornography earlier this week. 
This indictment alleges a pattern of disturbing, predatory behavior toward young girls, said U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride in a statement. The U.S. Attorneys Office is committed to doing everything we can to safeguard our children from the urgent threat of exploitation and abuse. Identifying adults who abuse positions of trust to engage in this sexually explicit conduct is our highest priority. 
U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement led the investigation, with help from Homeland Security Investigations, Fairfax County and Alexandria police. If convicted, Coleman faces up to 65 years in jail time, according to authorities. 
Coleman began working for Alexandria City Public Schools in 2005. His arrest sent shock waves through the city and left many parents upset. School officials say Coleman passed all the of required background checks and had a clean record.