Former Clymer School Teacher Sentenced In Child Porn Case

BUFFALO – A former Clymer School teacher will be going to prison for possession of child pornography.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo announced Wednesday that Scott Aikens, 61, who was convicted of possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor, was sentenced to serve 54 months in prison and five years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Wolford.







Assistant Attorney Charles Kruly, who handled the case, says that 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 website.

Investigators traced the email address utilized by “EJD” to Scott Aikens.







In 2018 Homeland Security Investigations and the New York State Police executed a search warrant at Aikens’ residence on Route 474 in Clymer and interviewed Aikens, who admitted that he viewed child pornography and that child pornography would be found on his computer.

Investigators seized a computer and other electronic devices, which were found to contain a total of 683 videos and 22 images of child pornography.













Some of the child pornography possessed by the defendant depicted prepubescent minors or minors less than 12 years of age, and some of the child pornography possessed by the defendant contained sadistic or masochistic conduct or other depictions of violence.

At the time of his arrest, Aikens was a school teacher with the Clymer Central School District.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly, and the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Edward Kennedy.

 

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