By Sierra Fang-Horvath and Karen Rosenberg, Feature Section Editor and Staff Writer
//Former Acalanes English teacher Marshall Pfeiffer pleaded guilty and was convicted on September 8 of a misdemeanor violation of California Penal Code section 311.11(a), commonly referred to as Possession of Child Pornography, according to Angela M. Lyddan in an exclusive email to Blueprint. Lyddan was the Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney of the Sexual Assault Unit in charge of prosecuting the case.
Pfeiffer was arrested in September of 2015 on suspicion of possession of child pornography. An official complaint was filed on April 7 by the Contra Costa District Attorney’s (DA) office, and Pfeiffer was arraigned on July 11.
Pfeiffer was sentenced to three years of formal probation and 180 days in the county jail, which was waived pending his successful completion of six months of sexual impulse training at the Walnut Creek Impulse Treatment Center. Pfeiffer will also be permanently registered as a sex offender pursuant to Penal Code section 290.
Updates to this story will follow.
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