The former Charlottesville school teacher arrested in February on child pornography charges has been released from jail on personal recognizance pending trial, according to records in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Corey R. Schock, a veteran fourth-grade teacher at Venable Elementary School, was arrested February 10 during a search of his city home. He was initially charged with three state child pornography related offenses stemming from alleged electronic interactions with a 15-year-old Northern Virginia girl.
A month later, the state charges were dropped and replaced by a single federal charge of online coercion and solicitation of a minor, a crime that carries a sentence of 10 years to life in prison. Schock, who had been held in the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail since his arrest, had previously been denied bond in Charlottesville Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and again on appeal in Charlottesville Circuit Court, where a judge ordered that he undergo psychosexual evaluation before his release would be granted.
According to federal court records, his release carries multiple conditions. He will reside with his parents in Allentown, Pennsylvania; he is prohibited from using computers and smart phones, and from having any unsupervised contact with minors; and he must undergo mental health evaluations and treatment as ordered.
Prior to his release, Schock waived his right to a preliminary hearing, according to court records. Schock’s new court-appointed federal defender, Rachel Martin, did not return C-VILLE’s call by posting time.