Oei himself was charged with possession of
child pornography and related crimes — charges that
threatened to brand him a sex offender and land him in prison for up to seven years.
Transferred from his
school and isolated from colleagues, Oei spent $150,000 and a year of his life
defending himself in a Kafkaesque legal nightmare triggered by a determined county
prosecutor and nurtured by a growing hysteria over technology-enabled
child porn at America’s schools.
‘Sexting’ Hysteria Falsely Brands Educator as Child