Former Lyon County middle school teacher sentenced to 10 years for attempting to possess child porn

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LYON COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A former Lyon County Middle School teacher was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for attempting to possess child pornography.

According to court documents, Michael Derek McCuiston, 36, of Murray, Ky. secretly recorded bathroom video of two children, both who were under the age of 18. In April 2019, after receiving information about this crime, officers served a search warrant at McCuiston’s home. McCuiston was arrested and later admitted that he placed a hidden camera in an attempt to capture child pornography, according to Michael A. Bennett, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

There is no parole in the federal system.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Kentucky State Police investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Madison Sewell and Raymond McGee prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Tap here for more information about Project Safe Childhood. For more information about internet safety education, visit usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”

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