Aaron Paul Widera, Former Anaheim Teacher, Guilty of Keeping Kiddie Porn

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

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Aaron Paul Widera's since taken down Slideshare page described him as "Master of the Universe at South Junior High School."

A former math teacher at South Junior High School in Anaheim pleaded no contest in a Long Beach courtroom last week to possessing child pornography.

Aaron Paul Widera, Anaheim Teacher Alleged to Possess Kiddie Porn, Sparks Parent Meeting

After Aaron Paul Widera entered his plea to one felony count each of possession of matter depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct and sending/bringing obscene matter into the state for sale, Superior Court Judge Laura Laesecke immediately sentenced the 39-year-old to two years and eight months in prison.

Laesecke also ordered the Long Beach resident to register as a sex offender and for his computer to be destroyed, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office told City News Service.

After Widera revealed on a messaging site that he possessed a large collection of child pornography, and made it known that he had a social media profile where child pornography images could be downloaded, he was arrested on Aug. 23, 2013. Long Beach Police served a search warrant at his home and discovered child pornography videos and images.

He was placed on leave from South Junior High after police informed Anaheim school officials of his arrest, a district official previously disclosed. Widera had also taught in the past at Anaheim and Long Beach high schools.

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