Richard Ambler, a former substitute teacher, will serve prison time plus supervised release.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri Tuesday announced that Richard Ambler, of Florissant, was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for his role in transporting and receiving child pornography. Authorities say Ambler, who had been a substitute teacher in the Parkway School district at the middle school and high school level since 2009, was engaged in the activity between January and April of 2012. Ambler entered guilty pleas to a pair of felony counts in September. At the time of his indictment, Parkway officials said he had been removed from the district's substitute roster. Following his release from federal prison Ambler will be on supervised release for the rest of his life.