YERINGTON (AP) — A former assistant principal at a middle school in rural Lyon County has been sentenced to one to five years in prison on child pornography charges.
Scott Darrington, 55, of Fallon, was arrested after investigators received a tip in June 2020 that he had uploaded an image of child pornography to a website chatroom, prosecutors say.
A subsequent search of his phone and computer uncovered additional images of child pornography, Lyon County District Attorney Stephen Rye said Tuesday.
Darrington pleaded guilty last summer to possession of visual presentation depicting sexual conduct of a person under age 16.
Prosecutors argued a prison sentence was appropriate because of Darrington’s involvement in the education system, Rye said. At the time, he was the assistant principal at Yerington Intermediate School.
A Third District judge sentenced him on Dec. 6 but the judgment of conviction wasn’t filed until last week, Rye said.