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Dover community prays following teacher's arrest

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People gathered for reflection and prayer Tuesday night in York County, after a local music teacher was arrested on child pornography charges late last week.

Matthew Puterbaugh, 46, faces more than 600 charges. Police said in addition to the child porn found on his home computer, they also found photos of at least 15 of his students at Dover Intermediate School on his cell phone. They said none of the students knew Puterbaugh was taking their picture.

Tuesday night, more than a dozen people came out to Dover Bethany United Methodist church to pray for healing.

"People feel angry, people feel betrayed, and I think there is an overwhelming sense of vengeance, which that is not what we should be doing," said organizer Carl Redding. "That's not what our Christian morals state."

Puterbaugh was in the York County Prison on $250,000 bail, but he has since been released on bond.


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