A former St. Paul special education teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to producing and possessing child pornography in connection with photographs he took of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
Gregg Alan Larsen, a former high school teacher for the St. Paul school district, admitted he took the photos of children under age 12 between April and July 2006, according to his plea agreement in federal court.
Larsen, 49, also intended to use his computer to distribute graphic images of children over the Internet. In July 2009, authorities found eight video files containing child pornography, and more than 600 images containing child pornography on Larsen's computer.
Larsen had worked for the St. Paul school district since 2003, most recently as a special education teacher at Central High School.
St. Paul Public Schools officials have said the district first learned of the allegations last summer and kept Larsen out of a classroom this school year. Larsen formally resigned in May.
Larsen faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison. He has not yet been sentenced.