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Former teacher’s aide pleads guilty to child porn charges

Christian Michael Stutes Christian Michael Stutes

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Updated: September 25, 2020 11:49 AM
Created: September 25, 2020 11:25 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A former Rochester area teacher's aide has pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 24-year-old Christian Michael Stutes engaged in sexually explicit conversations via text messages with a man he believed to be the father of a 10-year-old boy between April 12 and Dec. 13, 2019. 

Stutes was actually messaging an undercover FBI agent and offered to pay $150 to have sex with the boy. 

Authorities arrested Stutes on Dec. 13, when he went to Brighton to have sex with the boy.

Investigators say on the day of his arrest, Stutes had approximately 61 videos and 450 images of child pornography. Some images included prepubescent minors and depictions of violence.

At the time of his arrest, Stutes was employed as a teacher's aide at a local child care facility. He also previously worked at various children's camps. Federal investigators did not name specific locations. 

Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 18 at 11 a.m.


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