A former high school teacher and registered sex offender was caught chatting with children on Snapchat, according to a police statement.
Andrew Eberhart, 24, from Lebanon, once posed online as a woman with the username “Jordynmatter” on Instagram in an attempt to gather sexually explicit photos of young boys, Lebanon’s prosecutor said after a year-long investigation in 2020.
Eberhart may be a year older, but he’s apparently none the wiser as an investigation was launched in December that it was thought he was back, but this time he was using Snapchat.
Lebanon County Probation tipped off police after finding child pornography images on Eberhart’s phone during an unannounced visit, New Holland police said. Eberhart was found with 98 videos showing child pornography on Eberhart’s phone, authorities said.
The Snapchat account on his phone also showed he was communicating with children using a username he did not register with state police per Megan’s law, the statement said. .
In 2020, Eberhart admitted to posing as a woman on the internet and soliciting young male victims to send her nude photos and/or videos, the DA previously said. He also confessed that many of the underage victims were from Cedar Crest High School and Middle School, authorities said.
Eberhart previously worked as a special education teacher in the Palmyra Area School District. He was a volunteer basketball coach at Cedar Crest High School in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District, as a WGAL News 8 reported in 2020.
He did Parentology’s List of “Worst Teachers in Recent History” at the time of his dismissal from the roles.
Eberhart was charged with the following, according to police:
- F2 Possession of child pornography
- F3 Possession of child pornography
- F3 Bribery of minors
- F3 Illegal contact with a minor
- F3 Criminal use of a means of communication
- F2 Failure to comply with registration requirements
- F1 Failure to Provide Accurate Registration Information
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