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Chesterfield custodian pleads guilty to child porn charges

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WTVR) — A Chesterfield County school custodian, who has been suspended without pay, has pleaded guilty to several child porn charges.

Richard Scott Tracy plead guilty to production of child porn, taking indecent liberties with a minor and possession of child porn in court Tuesday.

Tracy could face a minimum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 13.

Tracy was arrested back in October after his wife notified police that she found sexually explicit images of children on his home computer.

His wife told CBS 6 News’ Shelby brown that she was heartbroken to discover the person she thought she knew “was completely different.”

“I thought I married a nice, Christian man, a church-going man with a family in New Jersey who was just so happy that he found a nice woman to be with,” she said. “I thought I had a really nice guy.”

The woman told Brown earlier this month that she’s still struggling with what she saw on her husband’s computer and items she said she later found in her home after her husband’s arrest.

Chesterfield police confirm they arrested Tracy back in October, on his way to work. He is a custodian at Elizabeth Davis Middle School.  School system spokesperson Shawn Smith sent CBS 6 a statement.

“Mr. Tracy was immediately suspended without pay over five months ago as required by state law when an employee is facing felony charges as such.”

Police told CBS 6 News that they identified one local victim. They add Mr. Tracy’s alleged crimes did not happen at the school.

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