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Upstate teacher arrested on child porn charges

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Mark Soza is seen in this undated picture from the Woodruff Middle School website. Mark Soza is seen in this undated picture from the Woodruff Middle School website.
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Prosecutors said Tuesday that a teacher at a Spartanburg District Four school was arrested on a charge of possession of child pornography on his personal home computer.

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said 57-year-old Mark Soza, of Roebuck, was charged.  They say he was arrested Monday. 

District Four Superintendent W. Rallie Liston said they were notified of an investigation involving an employee on Thursday. He said that employee resigned the next day. The employee was not named in Liston's statement.

"The district has no information that this situation involves any district students or any other staff members," Liston said in the statement.

Liston did say that Soza had been with the district since 2003. He said Soza worked as a teacher at Woodruff Elementary School until 2011. He said Soza worked at Woodruff Middle School during this school year.

If convicted, Soza could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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