Former West Seneca West High School teacher sentenced to 30 years in federal prison on child porn charges www.privateofficer.com
BUFFALO, NY May 25 2012 Timothy Bek, a former substitute teacher at West Seneca West High School, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison on child porn charges.
Bek, 25, used a fake Facebook account, where he posed as a teenage girl, to solicit nude pictures from students he taught or saw in school everyday.
The children were between the ages of 12 and 16.
Bek threatened students if they did not send him more nude pictures, said U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York, William Hochul.
“As our evidence showed, Mr. Bek possessed a cunning and intelligence, a predatory nature that truly marks him as one of the most evil people that we have convicted for production and solicitation to produce child pornography,” Hochul said.
Bek will be on supervised release for the rest of his life once he is released from prison.
WEST SENECA, NY June 9 2011- A former, long-term substitute teacher in West Seneca, Timothy Bek, has been arrested and charged with felony possession of computer images of child pornography.
The FBI says Bek had at least one fake Facebook account with the name “Sarah Grayson” to get in touch with minors. Feds claim he would use that account to get explicit pictures of minors, and possibly even blackmail children to send even more photos.
Bek appeared in U.S. District Court yesterday to answer to the charges.
The West Seneca Central School District sent a letter to parents this week informing them of an on-going investigation. “We would like to assure you that the District is working with law enforcement to fully investigate the matter to protect the safety and health of our students,” said Dr. Mark J. Crawford, Superintendent.
On Thursday, Crawford said, “the whole district is traumatized by what has happened.”
He then said that Bek allegedly got three male students to send him photos.
Bek last worked as a substitute English teacher at West Seneca West High School on May 27, 2011.
Police want parents to contact them if their children experienced any problems with the teacher that is under investigation. Detectives can be reached at (716) 674-3154