[MEDIA RELEASE FROM U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE]
BUFFALO (December 11, 2019) – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Scott Aikens, 61 of Clymer, NY, 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 A. Wolford.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles M. Kruly, who handled the case, stated that in late June 2018, Homeland Security Investigations in Buffalo received information that a user, identified as “EJD,” was active on the Thai based child pornography open website “Boyxzeed2.net.” Investigators traced the email address utilized by “EJD” to Scott Aikens.
On September 14, 2018, Homeland Security Investigations and the New York State Police executed a search warrant at the defendant’s 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 the 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.
Today’s 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.