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Bronx Special Ed Teacher Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Tyler Davidson of New Rochelle was sentenced Tuesday by Acting Supreme Court Judge Susan Cacace to ten years probation for promoting and possessing images of child sexual exploitation. At the time of his arrest in March, Davidson was a special education teacher at Lewis and Clark High School in the Bronx. Davidson has been ordered to surrender his teaching license.

Specifically, Davidson was sentenced to ten years probation on one count each of Promoting an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child and Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child, both felonies. The sentences will run concurrently (at the same time). He will also have to register as a sex offender. His Sex Offender Registration Act hearing is scheduled for October 30, 2018. Davidson had pleaded guilty on May 22, 2018 to both counts.

Background
In October 2017, an email service provider detected suspicious activity relating to Davidson’s account. After the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force referred information to the High Technology Crime Bureau in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, investigators executed a search warrant Friday, March 2, 2018, at Davidson’s residence and seized his computers. A preliminary forensic review of the computers revealed numerous pornographic images of girls under the age of ten.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michael Delohery, Bureau Chief of the High Technology Crime Bureau. 

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

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