Plainville man faces sentencing for child porn

The News Leader

June 25, 2011 12:26:29 PM PDT
A former school employee in Plainville is facing sentencing for making child pornography.

Jonathan Zahra is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Hartford. Zahra, who faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years, pleaded guilty in March to manufacture of child pornography.

Prosecutors say an international investigation in 2009 identified Zahra, a technology assistant at Plainville Middle School and a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters program at the time, as possibly grooming minors.

Authorities say they determined Zahra took sexually explicit photos of a minor in 2008.