A former Chattanooga Valley Elementary School kindergarten teacher has pleaded guilty to federal charges of child pornography.
Authorities said Charles Mark McCormack, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography.
McCormack now lives in Colbert County, Ala., and pleaded guilty in the Northern District of Alabama.
U.S. Attorney Jay Town said, "It is incredibly disturbing that this kindergarten teacher was engaged in the production of child pornography. I thank the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and HSI agents who worked with federal prosecutors for their quick efforts which prevented more innocent victims from suffering at the hands of McCormack. The Bureau of Prisons has bed space reserved for people like him."
According to the complaint, a former girlfriend of McCormack turned over an 8mm film she obtained when it fell out of his brief case in 1998.
It depicts a girl, who was born in 1992, urinating on a toilet in a bathroom of his house. Authorities said the film depicts her private area.
The woman said she tried to turn the film over to Muscle Shoals Police at the time, then forgot about it until recently.
Authorities said during a search of McCormack's residence in May of 2016, they found images of nude and topless females and a suitcase containing young girls' panties.