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Clymer teacher facing child pornography charges

Posted: 3:48 PM, Sep 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-14 19:48:26Z

Authorities are looking for possible victims of a Clymer school teacher who has been charged with the possession of child pornography.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 60-year-old Scott Aikens was active on a Thai-based child pornography open website "Boyxzeed2.net."

Authorites executed a search warrant on Aiken's home on Route 474 and recovered multiple electronic devices including a laptop and two desktop computers. Prosecutors say Aikens was sitting at his computer when authorities entered his home and there were mulitple images on the computer screen of you prepubescent males with their genitals exposed.

Aikens was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession of child pornography. The charge carries a mandatory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Aikens was working as a 7-12 grade school teacher with the Clymer Central School District.

Clymer Central School District Superintendent Edward Bailey has released the following statement:

The Clymer Central School District was made aware this morning (September 14, 2018) by the United States Department of Homeland Security that Scott Aikens, a teacher in the District's agriculture program was charged with a crime. Once the District was notified of the arrest, the District employee was placed on administrative leave. According to Federal authorities, the alleged crime did not involved District property. The District will cooperate with law enforcement if requested. Out of respect for the criminal investigation and process, the District will not provide any further statement.

Anyone who may have information related to the case are urged to contact the HSI Buffalo Office at 716-464-6070.

HSI victim-witness specialists will be available to assist any parent or guardian should they need victim-related resources.

If any members of the public have general questions or concerns regarding sexual abuse of children or would like guidance on how to discuss this issue with children, please call Justice and Hope for Children at 716-338-9844.

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