A Philadelphia middle school teacher has been sentenced to nearly 39 years in prison for catfishing his students and sharing their explicit photos.

Andrew Wolf, who taught eighth grade math at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, compiled spreadsheets of his students social media accounts to share with pedophiles seeking child pornography, federal investigators found.

In June, Wolf, 42, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court’s Eastern District of Pennsylvania to eight counts of child exploitation in connection with a scheme to manipulate and catfish children online, including some at the private school where he worked.

Federal court filings show, U.S. District Court Judge Mark A. Kearney sentenced Wolf to 466 months in prison on Thursday, to be followed by five years of probation. Court documents show he must also register as a sex offender.

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Here’s what else court papers show:

  • Wolf, who court papers show is also known as Ashley Hamilton, is from Philadelphia.
  • He was a middle-school baseball team coach, decorated educator, and a mentor to boys at the school.
  • A co-defendant in the case, Kray Strange of Carthage, NY, also pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court’s Eastern District of Pennsylvania in June to the charges. Court records show she is slated to be sentenced March 31.
  • Wolf and Strange, who was 20 when she entered her plea, were indicted last February on charges including conspiracy to manufacture child pornography and manufacturing child pornography. 

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