Chautauqua County teacher charged with possession of child pornography

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A Clymer Central School District teacher has been charged with possession of child pornography following a search warrant execution at his home. 

Scott Aikens, 60, of Clymer, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint after his home was searched on Friday. During the search, multiple electronic devices were recovered.

At the time the search warrant was executed, 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.

According to the assistant U.S. attorney handling the case, in June 2018, Homeland Security Investigations in Buffalo received information that a user was active on a Thai-based child pornography site and traced the email address used by the user to Aikens. 

Aikens made an initial appearance in federal court Friday afternoon. He’s being held pending a Sept. 18 detention hearing. 

If convicted of the charge, he faces up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 

Anyone who has information related to this case is asked to contact the Buffalo Homeland Security Investigations office at 716-464-6070. HSI victim-witness specialists will be available to help parents or guardians if they need it. 

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