Ex-teacher who fled after child porn conviction gets 8 years in prison

Ex-teacher who fled after child porn conviction gets 8 years in prison
Logan Storm

PORTLAND, Ore. – A former Beaverton teacher who fled to Mexico after being convicted on child pornography charges was sentenced on Tuesday to eight years in prison.

Logan Storm asked the federal judge to send him home on parole to his family. Instead, the judge sentenced him to seven years for child porn possession plus an additional year for fleeing the country.

Storm took responsibility for fleeing the country during the sentencing hearing.

“I’m going to begin by apologizing,” he said. “After the loss at federal trial, I panicked and ray away.”

Storm refused to take responsibility for the child porn found on his computer. He claimed prosecutors tried to paint him as a monster.

“You’ve heard a lot of slander against me and I will not legitimize it with a debate,” Storm said. “I am not a pedophile. But my trials are over for now.

“The issue today is how I, my loved ones, and how society will be punished for my convictions," he said.

Storm taught at Stoller Middle School and was convicted of possessing child pornography in January after investigators found hundreds of images and videos of toddlers and young girls on his computer.

He was released until his sentencing hearing in April, but he took off his ankle monitoring bracelet and fled.

Police found Storm in Mexico on March 12 and a week later he was flown from Mexico City to Houston, Texas, where he was placed in federal custody.

Storm’s mother came to the defense of her son in court Tuesday, calling him a “good Samaritan” since a very early age.

Storm’s attorney said they were asking for 30 months in prison. They plan to appeal the sentence.

KATU's Lincoln Graves contributed to this story.