Deadline Scheduled For Former Clymer Teacher Charged In Child Porn Case

BUFFALO – A Rule 48b Date is scheduled for Friday in U.S. Federal Court in the child pornography case against former Clymer teacher Scott Aikens, the U.S. Attorney’s Office told WNYNewsNow Monday morning.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office previously said that the rule 48b Date for Aikens was scheduled for May 20. Originally, the Rule 48b Date was scheduled for last December.







According to law.cornell.edu, a federal court may dismiss an indictment, information, or complaint if unnecessary delay occurs in presenting a charge to a grand jury, filing an information against a defendant or bringing a defendant to trial.

Aikens was charged by criminal complaint in September for child pornography possession. Aikens, if convicted, faces a mandatory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.







Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy V. Murray, who is handling the case, said that according to the complaint, in late June 2018, Homeland Security Investigations in Buffalo received information that a user, identified as “EJD,” was active on a Thai based child pornography site. Investigators traced the email address utilized by “EJD” to the defendant.

A search warrant was executed in September at the defendant’s residence on Route 474 in Clymer. During the search, multiple electronic devices were recovered, including a laptop and two desktop computers. At the time that the search warrant was executed, HSI special agents observed Aikens sitting in front of his computer. According to the complaint, there were multiple images on the computer screen of young prepubescent males with their genitals exposed.













Aikens was released on bail, but placed into home confinement. Aikens is also not allowed to have contact with anyone under the age of 18 and has been told to refrain from employment and/or volunteer work where minors are involved.

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