Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Ex-Scout Leader, Religion Teacher Gets 8 Years for Child Porn

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Ex-Scout Leader, Religion Teacher Gets 8 Years for Child Porn

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A Union County man, who volunteered as a scoutmaster and religion teacher at the same time he was allegedly sexually abusing two children, was sentenced on Thursday to eight years in prison for possessing thousands of images of child pornography.

U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton imposed the punishment on Gregory J. Aker, 47, of Linden during a hearing in federal court in Newark.

Aker had been a Catholic religion instructor at his church for about seven years and a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America for about nine years when he was arrested in February 2014 on charges of sexually assaulting two young boys and endangering their welfare, authorities said.

He is expected to resolve those charges with a guilty plea within the next two weeks, his lawyer, Jeffrey S. …

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