Lynn Hartfield, a federal defense attorney who represented Carnation resident Andrew Rekdahl, confirmed to Patch via email that pornography charges against him have been dropped.
"I am Mr. Rekdahl's attorney, and you are correct that he was never convicted of the child pornography charges, and that the charges have now been dismissed," Hartfield wrote. "The case was originally continued due to Mr. Rekdahl's very serious medical condition, and was dismissed upon his death."
Rekdahl after a lengthy battle with cancer, dating back to 2010.
In May Rekdahl, who had been working as a substitute bus driver for the Issaquah School District, .
Rekdahl, once a well-liked science teacher at Eastside Catholic, had battled intestinal cancer, and students held fundraisers in 2011 to raise money for his treatment.