A Huntington Beach City School District maintenance worker is in deep water facing several counts of child porn charges. As it turns out, the man not only had several pieces of child porn on his personal computer, but that he had been selling it as well.
On August 27, Roger Scott Hewson, 51, “was accused of having hundreds of sexually explicit photos of children on his personal computer at home.” He also was thought to be selling these photos to other perverts on the internet.
With the help of U.S. Department of Justice’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, police were able to accrue enough tangible evidence to charge Hewson. On November 7th, authorities drove to the man’s place of employment, Dwyer Middle School, and arrested him.
District Superintendant Gregg Haulk said that immediately after the arrest and word of Hewson’s accused crimes, he was placed on unpaid leave. Haulk also explained that Hewson was, “never really around children,” and that he mainly painted when school was not in session.
Hewson is being charged with one count of possession and control of child pornography and one count of distributing obscene matter. If convicted, he may be sentenced to 3 years and 8 months in prison as well as have to register as a sex offender for life.
The school employee is currently out on $100,000 bail and is scheduled to be back in court Monday for his arraignment.