Feds: Former CT instructor sentenced to 70 months in reformatory on child pornography charge

A 29-12 months-ancient Hartford music trainer authorities observed posed as a teen on-line to solicit nude photos from little ones as young as 12 has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal penitentiary.

Dylan Koerner, formerly of West Hartford, has been sentenced to 70 months in detention center together with three years of supervised liberate, the U.S. Attorrney’s workplace for the District of Connecticut referred to.

Koerner seemed Monday before U.S. District choose Janet Bond Arterton via video conference.

He pleaded responsible to 1 count distribution of newborn pornography in September.

In court docket files, authorities noted Koerner “used a false identification and posed as a youngster on Kik, an internet mobile software, to solicit nude photos from Kik users who had been minor women as young as 12 years ancient.”

Koerner then “traded” these photos with other users on the app “to acquire extra images of infant pornography,” the liberate said.

agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s place of birth protection Investigations searched Koerner’s home on Oct. 29, 2019 and seized his telephone, desktop and exterior hard power.

the quest of the contraptions discovered 121 “unique pictures” and 9 “entertaining videos” of baby pornography, along with “a lot of photographs and video” depicting infants in a sexual manner, authorities pointed out.

Korner earned his trainer’s certification in 2018 and labored as an fundamental tune teacher in Hartford “and instead teacher at a number of fundamental, center and high faculties in Connecticut,” the unlock stated.

the new Britain resident became released on $100,000 bond.

he’s required to record to penitentiary on might also four.

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