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Five-year term for child porn possession

Updated 12:05 pm, Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Scott DeiCas of New Canaan, during his arraignment in Norwalk Superior Court in 2010, was sentenced Friday, Dec. 7, to five years in prison for possession of child pornography. Photo: Amy Mortensen, ST / Connecticut Post Freelance
    Scott DeiCas of New Canaan, during his arraignment in Norwalk Superior Court in 2010, was sentenced Friday, Dec. 7, to five years in prison for possession of child pornography. Photo: Amy Mortensen, ST

 

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STAMFORD -- A New Canaan man, jailed for more than two years for sending harassing comments to Weston school workers, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for possession of child pornography.

Scott DeiCas, 50, of 295 Ponus Ridge Road, also was sentenced to 20 years probation after he earlier this year pleaded guilty to two counts of harassment and possession of child pornography.

DeiCas was arrested July 31, 2010, following a 12-hour standoff that began when Weston police showed up at his house to arrest him for sending the harassing comments.

After searching his computer for evidence connected to the harassment charges, police found 50 images of child pornography in the machine's hard drive.

DeiCas, a former Weston bus driver, apparently was angry that a Weston schools official asked his employer to transfer him out of town. The official wanted DeiCas out because parents were complaining about his behavior on his bus, according to his arrest warrant affidavit.

Police became worried that DeiCas was a threat after they traced a comment made on a Weston school's website to him. Police were already wary of DeiCas after they learned he posted a message to his YouTube account reading, "KILL THE BEAST; I will start with the Weston Town Government," his affidavit said.

While explaining to his probation officer what he was doing, Sherman said DeiCas was quoted saying, "I am just interested in delaying and mitigating the collapse of civilization."

DeiCas' attorney, Mickey Sherman, said his client never meant to hurt anyone.

But Judge Bruce Hudock disagreed, saying DeiCas' messages caused a lot of worries and fears and the possession of child pornography promotes the sexual victimization of children.

Hudock agreed to the sentence, but put some restrictive conditions on DeiCas' probation.

"As far as this court is concerned, he forfeited his right to voice his opinion to any town official anywhere," Hudock said, while also challenging DeiCas to reject the plea agreement if he did not like being restricted from ever talking to town officials anywhere.

Sherman quickly said DeiCas would abide by the condition.

DeiCas also will have to undergo mental health evaluation and treatment, as well as sexual offender evaluation and treatment. He will be placed on the state's sex offender registry and pay $300 to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He also is required to pay $2,500 to New Canaan, $2,500 to Fairfield, $2,000 to Greenwich and $3,000 to Weston for their costs associated with the standoff, Hudock said.

DeiCas' mother, Alice, sat through the hearing, but referred questions to Sherman.