Former school scorekeeper charged with child porn possession

FORESTVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) — New York State Police have accused a Forestville man of possessing child pornography.

After Troopers received a report of possible child porn back in July, an investigation led to the September 28 arrest of 62-year-old Robert Howard.

Howard, who the Forestville Central School District says was a scorekeeper for sporting events, was charged with ten counts of Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child and two counts of Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child.

Scorekeepers at the district are annually appointed. Howard served in the position for several years, but his last term ended in July. He is no longer an employee of the district.

This past year, a teacher in the district applied and took over as scorekeeper.

A News 4 source said Howard lives close to Forestville Elementary School.

The school district is working with a judge to get a stay away order issued against Howard. This would restrict him from accessing school property and functions

Howard was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on $20,000 bail.

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