A Lemont man charged in August with child pornography was sentenced by Centre County President Judge Thomas King Kistler to six years probation on May 29.
Alexander Park, 25, pleaded guilty to 10 felony counts of possessing child pornography before Kistler in January. Fifteen other counts of the same charge as well as a felony charge of criminal use of a communications facility were dropped, according to court documents.
Park was arrested by agents from the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General in August 2014 after their Child Predator Section received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about images being uploaded to Google. An agent with the office traced the IP number to Park’s computer, according to court documents.
State agents and State College police seized three computers and a thumb drive from Park’s residence, the Attorney General’s Office said. Computer forensic agents found them to contain “several hundred images or videos of suspected child pornography.”
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Court documents show Park was a church youth leader attending a Huntingdon County camp at the time of his arrest, but no church was specified. Park also worked part-time as a cafeteria worker and bus driver at Houserville Elementary School. He was hired at a board meeting in January 2013, with his employment effective from Dec. 17, 2012, according to board minutes.
State College Area School District Superintendent Bob O’Donnell said the school district suspended Park on Aug. 4, 2014, immediately after learning of the charges, and his employment was terminated later that month.
Attorney General’s Office spokesman Jeffrey Johnson said the office respects the judge’s decision.