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Broadalbin resident gets prison time for receiving child porn images

September 13, 2012
The Leader Herald

BROADALBIN - A town resident who worked as an elementary school music teacher for the Ballston Spa Central School District was sentenced Tuesday to five years and three months in prison for receiving child pornography images.

Timothy Brehmer, 35, also was ordered to have no unsupervised contact with minors and to register with the New York State Sex Offender Registry Program.

Brehmer was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe in Albany.

On June 19, Brehmer pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Albany to one count of receiving child pornography.

Brehmer admitted that between April 2007 and Dec. 5, 2011, he used the Internet to access various child pornography websites, a Department of Justice news release said. While accessing some of the child pornography websites, Brehmer downloaded multiple still images and videos of child pornography onto his home computer, the news release said.

In connection with the guilty plea, Brehmer surrendered his New York state teaching certificate and resigned from the Ballston Spa district, according to the Department of Justice news release.

Authorities said they arrested Brehmer Dec. 6 and impounded his laptop computer, which they said contained dozens of still pictures and videos depicting child pornography.

A federal grand jury indicted Brehmer on two counts of child pornography in March.

Brehmer taught music at the district's elementary schools and was working out of the Wood Road Elementary School complex in Ballston Spa at the time of his arrest.

After authorities notified Ballston Spa school officials Dec. 7 that Brehmer was the subject of a federal investigation into child pornography, he was suspended without pay, school officials said. Brehmer worked for the school for 12 years, school officials said.

Federal officials said the investigation of Brehmer was unrelated to his teaching job.

"There were no school kids involved," Rick Belliss, assistant U.S. attorney, said in June.

Stuart Williams, coordinator of community relations for the school district, in June said the district had no problems with Brehmer before his arrest.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Department of Justice news release said.

 
 

 

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