Teacher Faces Federal Child Porn Charges

Federal indictment has 18 counts against former JFK substitute teacher

Tom Puckett
May 21, 2019 - 2:16 pm
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A former substitute teacher has been indicted on federal child porn charges.

33 year old Steven Gasiorek of Cheektowaga faces an 18 count indictment charging him with production and receipt of child pornography, and enticement of a minor.

Prosecutors say the Fauquier County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office contacted the Cheektowaga Police Department regarding a 14 year-old-male from Virginia who had been communicating through Instagram with a person utilizing Instagram account LEXIGURL1015. The boy, who was under the impression that LEXIGURL1015 was a teenage girl from California, sent pornographic images of himself to the account at the urging of the user LEXIGURL1015. Subsequent investigation determined that the account belonged to Gasiorek, who was a substitute teacher and coach John F. Kennedy Middle and High schools.

A search warrant was executed at his Lehigh Street residence. Investigators seized a laptop computer and external hard drive that contain numerous images constituting child pornography. Further investigation suggests that Gasiorek has been engaged in the enticement of minors to produce child pornography activity for several years.

The indictment alleges that, in February 2019, he coerced six minor victims to engage in sexual activity for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct.

Gasiorek is also accused with enticing the minor victims and with receiving the child pornography created at his own urging.

He's been released from custody with conditions.

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