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August 27, 2013: Teacher Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

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A 38-year-old teacher who lives in Long Beach was charged today with possession of child pornography and other counts, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

Aaron Paul Widera, (dob 4-13-75) who teaches math in an Orange County school district, is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon at Los Angeles Superior Court, Long Beach Branch, in Department J. He is charged in case NA096659 with one felony count of obscene matter depicting person under 18, two counts of possession of matter depicting minor engaging in sexual conduct and one count of sending or bringing obscene matter into the state for sale.

Prosecutors will ask that his bail be set at $500,000.

Deputy District Attorney Janis Johnson said Long Beach detectives allegedly discovered more than three dozen child porn photos posted on Widera’s Tumblr account. Long Beach police executed search warrants at Widera’s Long Beach residence and allegedly found thousands of child porn photos.

If convicted, Widera is facing up to six years in state prison.