Ex-Thomson teacher indicted on child porn

THOMSON – A former teacher/band director has been indicted by a grand jury on charges related to child pornography in McDuffie County.

A former teacher and band director has been indicted by a grand jury on charges related to child pornography in McDuffie County.

Grand jurors returned a two-count indictment charging Philip Bradley Pirkle with one count of violation of the computer electronic pornography and child exploitation prevention act, court records reveal. The second charge accuses Pirkle of sexual exploitation of children.

Pirkle, 32, was initially taken into custody in February by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at his home. He later was released on $50,000 bail.