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UPDATE: Retired Lee Co. teacher indicted on 40 child porn charges

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A retired Lee County, Virginia teacher arrested earlier this year on child porn charges has been indicted by a grand jury.

Robert Widener, Jr., 60, of Ben Hur, is charged with 20 counts of solicitation of the production of child pornography and 20 counts of using a communication device to possess child porn. Court information obtained by News 5 shows he is scheduled to be arraigned in Circuit Court on Wednesday.

"Very disturbing" and "serious" were the words Commonwealth's Attorney Fuller Cridlin used to describe the case against Widener when he was arrested and charged in April.

The Virginia State Police also made a public appeal to any other potential victims in the case to come forward with information on Widener. He spent a total of 35 years in the public school system until his retirement in January 2014.

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