Man gets 20 years for sexual assault, child pornography

Published 11-09-2018

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man who video recorded himself raping a 4-year-old boy has been sentenced to decades in prison.

Scott Thieringer, of Meriden, was sentenced Tuesday in New Haven to 30 years in prison with 20 to serve and 10 years of probation after pleading no contest to charges of first-degree sexual assault and possession of child pornography.

Police opened an investigation in the 48-year-old Thieringer in June 2017 after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Police executed warrants at Thieringer's home and found videos of him sexually assaulting the boy. Authorities also discovered and identified 123 videos and photographs of minors as child pornography.

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