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BOISE -- A Meridian Middle School counselor charged with 10 counts of child sexual exploitation has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Forty-five-year-old Mark Salzter's trial is now set for April 3 at 9 a.m.

Saltzer was arrested on Aug. 18.

Ada County deputy prosecutor Dan Peterson said officers had information that Saltzer was a member of an online group that traded and produced child pornography. When officers searched his home, they found multiple computers containing hundreds of pornographic files. Those files contained images of young males and females, including small children.

Peterson says Saltzer admitted to officers that he had over a terabyte of porn, as well as some he produced himself.

Authorities also say officers found a young boy in the home while they conducted their original search of Saltzer's home. In an interview, the boy said Saltzer had abused him multiple times over the past few months. The boy also indicated to the officers that he may know more children that were abused by Saltzer.

Despite those allegations, Ada County deputy prosecutor John Dinger says the county hasn't filed any sexual abuse charges against Saltzer.

Instead, Dinger says detectives are conducting a forensics investigation on Saltzer's property -- including several electronic devices in his home -- and are still trying to find evidence indicating the 45-year-old sexually abused children.

The Meridian School District says that Saltzer is now on administrative leave, pending the investigation.

If found guilty, the maximum sentence for each county of sexual exploitation of a child ranges from 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine to 30 years in prison and a $50,000 fine (depending on the nature of the crime).

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