Alvin Ray McClellan, a former middle school teacher’s aide and gym teacher at Scottsdale’s Mohave Middle School, was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections.
McClellan was sentenced on count one of sexual exploitation of a minor, followed by two counts of lifetime probation with sex offender terms and registration on counts two (sexual exploitation of a minor) and three (sexual abuse), according to a press release.
He was found to be in possession of and distributing hundreds of disturbing images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
“This defendant had been in a position of trust with young children, and he violated that trust in unspeakable ways,” stated Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery in the release. “We must remain vigilant in seeking out predators and holding them accountable for the harm they have done.”
On Feb. 3, 2014 and March 5, 2014, the FBI was conducting an investigation of the online transfer of child pornography when the defendant’s IP address was identified as sharing sexually explicit images. The defendant was charged with multiple counts of child sexual exploitation. The images included photos and videos of both pre- and post- pubescent children, the release stated.
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