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Newman teacher to stand trial on child porn charges

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - A Newman High School religion teacher and soccer coach will stand trial on charges of having child pornography in his home.

Michael Switalski, 50, waived his right to a preliminary hearing during an appearance in Marathon County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Switalski was charged with eight counts of possession of child pornography. Prosecutors say the teacher, who was placed on administrative leave, had 96 photos and 12 videos showing naked boys.

Switalski, who has taught at Newman for 22 years, will head back to court Monday for a bond hearing.

His attorney has requested Switalski's $75,000 cash bond be reduced.

Prosecutors say they will argue against bond reduction.

Newman High School leaders say none of the naked images involved students at the school.

Police arrested Switalski after tracing videos from a Canadian company that were delivered to his home by mail, according to court records.

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