Felony charges dropped against teacher in porn/spyware case reports that substitute teacher Julie Amero is finally clear of the ridiculous charge that she impaired the morals of children by intentionally exposing them to pornography. The prosecution ignored the most obvious explanation, that the pornography on the poorly-maintained classroom computer was the result of spyware.. The state conducted no forensic exam of the computer and consulted no computer experts before charging Amero. (See stories here and here.) Michael Regan, the prosecutor, still doesn’t get it. It’s been reported that “he remained convinced of Amero’s guilt and was prepared to take the case to trial again.” The charges were dropped in exchange for Amero’s plea to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct and agreement to surrender her teaching license. I understand why Amero would want to put this nightmare behind her but the misdemeanor plea is truly a case of putting lipstick on a pig. The state should have let her walk with a clean record.