Altoona superintendent released, placed on house arrest in Oregon

Daniel Peggs, the superintendent of schools in Altoona, has been released from federal custody after a court hearing Monday and will be placed under house arrest in the village of Oregon.

Peggs was indicted last week on child sex crimes.

According to the DOJ, the indictment alleges that from October 2015 through May 2016, Peggs recruited a minor engage in a commercial sex act.

The indictment also alleges that in December 2015, Peggs used the minor to "engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of the conduct."

Specifically, the indictment alleges that Peggs used an iPhone to produce a video of the child pornography.

Altoona Police Chief Kelly Bakken. Bakken said the judge did not require Peggs to post a bond but is requiring him to be on GPS monitoring and house arrest.

Peggs will reside in the village of Oregon, Bakken said.

On Friday, Altoona School Board President Robin Elvig said if Peggs was released Monday he would be placed on administrative leave. That means he is not allowed on school property or at school functions.

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Photo: Dane County Sheriffs office

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