Former Teacher Convicted of Kiddie Porn Sentenced to 30 Years

May 23, 2012 Updated May 23, 2012 at 11:19 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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May 23, 2012 Updated May 23, 2012 at 11:19 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) Timothy Bek, a former substitute teacher at West Seneca West High School, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison on child porn charges.

Bek, 25, used a fake Facebook account, where he posed as a teenage girl, to solicit nude pictures from students he taught or saw in school everyday.

The children were between the ages of 12 and 16.

Bek threatened students if they did not send him more nude pictures, said U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York, William Hochul.

"As our evidence showed, Mr. Bek possessed a cunning and intelligence, a predatory nature that truly marks him as one of the most evil people that we have convicted for production and solicitation to produce child pornography," Hochul said.

Bek will be on supervised release for the rest of his life once he is released from prison.