Coquille teacher faces child pornography charges

Kory Sturgess was arrested after a search warrant was served at his home.

Posted: Oct 7, 2021 3:56 PM
Updated: Oct 7, 2021 4:14 PM

COQUILLE, Ore. – A teacher at Coquille High School is facing child pornography charges.

A search warrant was served Wednesday night at the home of Kory Sturgess, 31, following an investigation, police said.

While Sturgess is a math teacher at the high school, police said there are no reports of “inappropriate physical contact” with students or youths in the area.

They also said they don’t have any indication that the people in the photographs are from the Coquille area or Coos County, but the investigation is ongoing.

Sturgess has been cooperating with the investigation. He was taken to the Coos County Jail on charges of first and second-degree encouraging child sex abuse.

If you have any information, contact police at 541-396-2114.

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