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Former teacher's aide sentenced to 6½ years for receipt and distribution of child pornography

Christian Michael Stutes Photo: Western District of New York. Christian Michael Stutes

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Created: April 01, 2021 02:42 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A former teacher’s aide from Rochester was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for receipt and distribution of child pornography.

Christian Michael Stutes, 25, engaged in sexually explicit conversations via text message with an undercover FBI agent posing as the father of a 10-year-old boy between April 12, 2019, and Dec. 13, 2019.

In those conversations, Stutes discussed paying $150 to have sex with the 10-year-old. When he arrived in Brighton on Dec. 13, believing he would do so, he was instead arrested.

When he was arrested, investigators found 61 videos and 450 images of child sex abuse in his possession.

Prosecutors say Stutes was working as a teacher’s aide at a local childcare facility when he was arrested, but have previously said they could not reveal the facilities he had worked in.


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