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Ex-Del. Headmaster Guilty in Child Porn Case

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A judge has convicted a former headmaster of an elite Delaware prep school on 25 counts of dealing in child pornography.

The convictions on all counts Monday came after a bench trial for 54-year-old Christopher Wheeler. Wheeler was headmaster at Tower Hill school, which was founded by members of the du Pont family.

The school's graduates include DuPont Co. CEO Ellen Kullman and U.S. Sen. Chris Coons.

Wheeler's sentencing is tentatively set for March 27. Each of the 25 counts carries a minimum two-year prison term.

Wheeler was arrested after police, prompted by child sex abuse allegations involving two Pennsylvania brothers, searched his home and office at Tower Hill for evidence of witness tampering or intimidation and instead found child pornography. Wheeler has not been charged with abusing anyone.
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