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Former Jewish Community Center camp counselor Matthew Kuppe pleads guilty in child porn case

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Posted at 2:35 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 14:35:55-04

A young man accused of taking photos of nude boys while working as a counselor at a suburban Detroit camp has pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge.

Matthew Kuppe pleaded guilty Thursday to distributing photos of nude kids on the internet, about a year after his arrest. He was 21 at the time and worked as a counselor at the Jewish Community Center, which operates day camps in West Bloomfield and Oak Park.

The investigation began with a tip about photos of young boys on a foreign website. In a court filing, agents said they confronted Kuppe and he admitted posting photos.

A charge of producing child porn was dropped as part of the plea deal. Kuppe's sentencing guidelines call for a 10-year prison sentence.