BUFFALO – A Clymer teacher who was charged last week with Child Pornography has been released from police custody on $50,000 cash bail.
That’s according to a report from the Jamestown Post-Journal, which also says 60-year-old Scott Aikens is required to stay under home confinement until his prosecution plays out.
No immediate hearing has been scheduled and the U.S. Attorney’s Office has until Dec. 18 to bring an indictment.
Aikens was taken into custody Friday after Homeland Security Investigations agents executed a search warrant at his Clymer residence following an investigation that traced a user on child pornography website back to his home address. When agents arrived they reported finding Aikens at a computer with child pornography images on the screen. They also say he admitted to possession videos of child pornography.
Aikens teaches agriculture teacher at Clymer Central School and the school placed him on administrative leave after being notified of the federal charges.
The criminal charge carries a mandatory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.