Apr 18, 2016 03:30 AM EDT
Pace University Admin Arrested For Directing; Streaming Child Pornography [VIDEO]
Scott Lane was a Pace University official who got arrested over child pornography charges. He goes by the name "NYC Perv." Reports say that Lane watched, directed and live streamed the abuse of an underage victim last year.
Lane worked for Pace University's fundraising department. He was arrested at his home near Central Park. Lane allegedly directed a live-steam act of a boy being sexually abused. New York Daily News reports that Lane has been charged with possession of child pornography and sexual exploitation of children. He is in jail without bail while others who were caught and identified during the live stream on July 22, 2015 were also arrested.
The live streaming website where Lane was caught is being investigated by Canadian authorities in collaboration with Homeland Security. The laptop with the website subscription was found underLane's bed. Heavy reported those found guilty of possessing child pornography can face five years of jail time. However, there is no mandatory sentence for just possession of the material. If Lane will be found guilty of child exploitation, he can be jailed for up to 30 years.
Screenshots were taken during the conversations of the live stream, including those of NYC Perv, NY Post noted. Lane allegedly wrote "Let us hear the audio," "Get him naked," "make out with him," and several others. The Pace University admin has already been dismissed since the news broke out.
"The University learned today from press reports that Scott Lane, a staff member in donor relations and fundraising, has been arrested on charges of child pornography," a Pace University spokesperson said, Daily Mail reported. "Lane has been terminated, permanently barred from University property and facilities, and is no longer employed by the University."
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