Newark man sentenced to 50 years on child porn charges after working in local schools, Canandaigua YMCA

A former teaching assistant for the Newark School District will spend the next 50 years of his life in prison.

Matthew Holland spent time between 2016 and 2020 coercing minors to create and send him child pornography on social media.

He recorded them undressing in their homes as well as at the Canandaigua YMCA where he also worked.




He recorded students from Newark undressing in his dressing room at the photography studio he owned.

Holland also downloaded hundreds of images and videos of child pornography from the internet.

He was originally arrested in Virginia for coercing a minor and threatening to share photos of her and brought back to New York on a warrant.

Parents from Newark are furious for the school apparently knowing about his actions before he was fired.

He pleaded guilty this past March.


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