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Police seek assistance in investigation

LYNCHBURG — Police in Lynchburg are seeking assistance in an investigation following the arrest of a former Cumberland County Elementary School teacher on charges of stalking, possessing child pornography and using communications systems to “facilitate certain offenses involving children.”

According to a press release, Donald Duane Kyper was arrested Sept. 1 at 120 Saint Johns Drive in Lynchburg.

“Kyper taught at Cumberland County Elementary School from August 2003-June 2011,” according to Division Superintendent Dr. Amy Griffin.

Donald Kyper

According to Lynchburg Det. R.G. Miller, Kyper “has ties” to this area.

“He has either lived or worked in Cumberland County, Prince Edward County and Buckingham County,” Miller said. “If the public has any information they can share that may assist us in this investigation, we are requesting they contact my office.”

The search warrant that resulted in Kyper’s arrest was executed by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Forensics Unit.

“This investigation is still active and ongoing and further charges are pending at this time,” according to the press release.

“Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. R. Miller at (434) 455-6160 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.”