Ex-Issaquah School District bus driver caught in federal sting dies

September 4, 2012

By Staff

A former Issaquah School District bus driver and former Eastside Catholic High School teacher caught in a child pornography sting died Aug. 29 from cancer.

In May, federal agents arrested Andrew Rekdahl, 30, and 189 other suspects nationwide. The sting targeted the possession, receipt, transportation, distribution, advertisement or production of explicit images or videos.

Rekdahl faced child pornography charges after federal prosecutors said the Carnation resident shared images and videos of boys online from his home computer.

Officials at the school district and the parochial school said no complaints occurred against him at either organization.

In 2010, Eastside Catholic students and parents raised more than $17,000 to support Rekdahl as he underwent treatment for aggressive duodenal carcinoma, or cancer of the small intestine.

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