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Richard Ambler faces child porn charge

9:44 PM, May 3, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - A substitute teacher is facing a child pornography charge.

A grand jury indicted 49-year-old Richard Ambler for allegedly possessing child pornography.

Federal agents say Ambler told them he had more than 1,000 pictures and videos. They say he exchanged pictures with people he met on Craigslist who claimed to be underage.

Ambler lives in Florissant and was a substitute teacher in the Parkway School District.

The district says he started worked as a substitute in middle and high schools starting in 2009.

They removed Ambler from their list when the FBI recently contacted them. They say they never received complaints about him.

He was also the head tennis coach at Lutheran North, but has since been relieved of his duties.

Administrators sent a message home to parents tonight alerting them to the arrest.

Ambler had passed background checks at Lutheran North before the last two tennis seasons.

 

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