A 40 year old man that worked as a teacher at the Elmira Christian Academy has pleaded guilty to charges of possession of child pornography, attempted distribution and receipt of child porn.
Howard Brooks was arrested in 2015 after a federal warrant was executed at his Elmira home. It was during that search that FBI agents found several thumb drives containing photos and videos of children as young as toddlers being sexually assaulted. Brooks attempted to flush the thumb drives down the toilet, but with help from the Chemung County Department of Public Works, they were recovered.
Brooks faces up to 20 years behind bars and a fine of 250-THOUSAND dollars when sentenced May 8th.