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Phelps School District employee faces felony child porn charges

A Phelps School District employee has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography.

Richard Buell, 61, of Phelps was arrested Monday. He faces 78 felony counts of possessing child pornography.

According to the Vilas County Sheriff's Office, the arrest came after a tip in February from the Phelps School District of an employee looking up pornographic web sites.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Buell worked for the district as a custodian. He no longer works there, Chief Deputy Joseph Fath said.

Fath said the pornographic images were on a school district computer.

Newsline 9 called the Phelps School District for comment. No one answered our calls.

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