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Ex-teacher sentenced for child pornography

Karsten Gronwold, a former South Lake Tahoe elementary school teacher convicted of possessing child pornography, has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison.

Gronwold, an Australian citizen, likely will be deported to Australia after his sentence, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

U.S. District Judge William Shubb sentenced Gronwold to 97 months in prison Monday.

“My behavior was indeed horribly wrong, and for that I am sorry,” Gronwold said during sentencing, according to the statement. He also admitted to “a hidden life of lies and secrets” before his arrest.

The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office previously said Gronwold will face a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor under 14. It could be brought before El Dorado Superior Court after the federal case concludes.

In August, Gronwold pleaded guilty to possessing images of boys engaged in sexual conduct.

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