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Ex-Beaverton teacher on the run after being found guilty in child porn case

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Logan Storm, in a 2011 interview with FOX 12. Logan Storm, in a 2011 interview with FOX 12.
This is the most recent mug shot of Logan Storm. This is the most recent mug shot of Logan Storm.
A past mug shot of Logan Storm. A past mug shot of Logan Storm.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A former Beaverton middle school teacher is on the run after removing his ankle monitoring bracelet Tuesday, the same day a jury convicted him of possession of child pornography.

Though he was found guilty, Logan Storm was released from custody, pending his April 8 sentencing. The judge made that decision despite the government's argument that Storm is a flight risk; they pointed out he has already fled the country once before.

Storm removed his ankle monitoring bracelet sometime Tuesday, and it has since been found in Troutdale.

"Unfortunately, if somebody has it in their mind that they're going to flee, the bracelet is not going to stop them," said Amanda Marshall, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

A judge issued a new arrest warrant for Storm on Wednesday, and the U.S. Marshal's Office is trying to track him down.

Storm resigned from teaching at Stoller Middle School in 2010. In an interview with FOX 12 in 2011, Storm maintained he was innocent of the charges he faced.

"I've had friends who have been tracking the blogs and the reports. Those who speak against me are speaking against the crimes without knowing me, and I support them," he told FOX 12. "Those who are speaking for me are the people who actually know me. No one who knows me is speaking against me at all."

When federal officers first served a search warrant at Storm's home in connection with the child porn case, they said they found thumb drives containing hundreds of images of children being sexually abused.

And within 24 hours of that search warrant, Storm left the state, drove to Canada and boarded a plane to London. He spent the next nine months in Western Europe before being persuaded to return to the U.S.

U.S. marshals arrested him at Portland International Airport after he returned on a flight from Amsterdam.

This time, Storm doesn't have a passport.

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