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Former Hudson City Schools IT manager arrested on child porn charges

Published: Jul. 4, 2018 at 12:00 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2018 at 10:43 AM EDT
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HUDSON, OH (WOIO) - Andrew Shonk, who resigned last week as the assistant network manager at Hudson City Schools, was arrested Monday in connection with a federal investigation involving child porn charges.

Shonk, 36, who also worked as a technology consultant at Rootstown Local Schools from 2006 to 2012, was charged with pandering sexually-oriented materials involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance.

According to Rootstown Schools Superintendent Andrew Hawkins, some of the materials seized by investigators included Rootstown students.

Shonk, who resides in Stark County, is being held in Stark County Jail.

"We are saddened and frustrated by these allegations and have been working closely with the FBI since we learned of the investigation. Safety of our students and staff is always our primary concern and we will continue to work closely with law enforcement throughout the investigation and prosecution," wrote Rootstown Local Schools Superintendent Andrew Hawkins in a prepared statement on Tuesday.

Cleveland 19 has learned Hudson City Schools Superintendent Phil Herman sent a robo call out Monday to parents, stating Shonk was under federal investigation. It's believed he sought out and saved social media images of students, none that were considered exploitative though.

No court dates have been listed yet.

If you have any information, or believe you may be relevant to the investigation, please contact the FBI at 216-522-1400.

Return to Cleveland 19 for updates on this developing story.

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