Ebersbach Found Guilty By Federal Jury

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 10, 2011

GREENSBORO — Douglas Ebersbach, the former teacher at South Davie and Ellis middle schools, was found guilty of sexual exploitation of a child, possession of child pornography, and transportation of child pornography, in federal court last week.
Ebersbach, 51, was charged in a three-count indictment filed Oct. 25, 2010.
The investigation began after the mother of a 14-year-old S. Davie Middle School student reported to law enforcement that Ebersbach used a key to enter her home on Sept. 25, 2009.
Investigators eventually found more than 500 images of child pornography on computers in Davie County and Ohio belonging to Ebersbach. The images included pictures of his former student and included nude photos of the victim.
After a three-day trial the jury returned a verdict of guilty as to all three counts of the indictment. Sentencing is scheduled for July 28, at 9:30 a.m. in Greensboro.