A former teacher’s aide and former school board member in Tompkins faces charges after allegedly sending inappropriate photos to minors.
New York State Police say Austin J. Kuczek, 24, of Newfield, New York, was arrested on Monday, March 7, 2022.
Soldiers from the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations in Ithaca say their “investigation revealed that Kuczek sent inappropriate images to minors under the age of 17.” No further details are available on the circumstances surrounding the arrest. No injuries were reported. result of the arrest.
Details of the casualties were not released by police.
He was charged with two counts of broadcasting indecent material to minors in the 2nd degree, a Class E felony.
Kuczek is currently the Director of Recreation for the Town of Newfield. As of this posting on March 8, 2022, he is still listed on the Town of Newfield website as Director of Recreation:
A former Ithaca City School District teacher’s aide, Kuczek was also a member of the Newfield Town School Board.
He was arrested and released on returnable appearance tickets to Newfield Town Court on March 16, 2022.[AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police. The reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]
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