Westchester HS #Teacher #Sentenced In #Child Porn Case

A former high school teacher in Westchester has been sentenced after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges.

Nicholas Pagliuca, 66, a Somers resident who worked at Rye Neck High School in Mamaroneck, was sentenced on Friday in White Plains to three years in federal prison Friday for the possession and receipt of child porn.

Pagliuca was arrested shortly before Thanksgiving two years ago and entered a guilty plea to signing up for a child pornography website and downloading hundreds of pornographic images and videos of children.

According to officials, an individual who was later identified as Pagliuca, registered for a 30-day subscription to a website that is a popular means for individuals to trade child pornography images and videos in October 2012. Pagliuca later downloaded hundreds of files which depicted prepubescent children engaged in sexual activity with adults or other children.

Tracking the email address Pagliuca used to register with the website, agents with HSI and officers of the New York State Police confirmed Pagliuca’s identity and his occupation as a teacher, officials said. Pagliuca resigned from his teaching job shortly after his arrest.

Pagliuca pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on Nov. 8 last year. He was free on $50,000 bond since his arrest. He has been remanded into custody following his sentencing.