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Meriden Man Sentenced in Child Pornography and Child Sexual Assault Case

The New Haven State’s Attorney’s Office announced today that Scott Thieringer, age 48, of 47 Hubbard St., Meriden,was sentenced on November 6, 2018, in New Haven Superior Court. Thieringer received a sentence of 30 years to serve, execution suspended after he serves 20 years, followed by 10 years of probation.

On June 23, 2017, the Meriden Police Department began an investigation into possible child pornography possession after receiving a Cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The investigation led detectives to electronic devices owned and operated by Thieringer.

Meriden police executed search and seizure warrants at Thieringer’s residence seizing electronic devices that were believed to be used in the illegal activity related to child pornography. Included in materials submitted to the Meriden Police, were videos  Thieringer made of himself engaged in sexually assaulting a young male who was four (4) years old when the sexual assaults occurred.

A forensic analysis of the electronic equipment uncovered a series of approximately one hundred twenty three (123) videos and still photographs depicting both, males and females under the age of 16 years that were identified as child pornography.

Based on the information collected during the investigation, including admissions made during an interview with Thieringer, he was arrested on Illegal Possession of Child Pornography charges on July 3, 2017. The investigation culminated with the arrest for Sexual Assault First Degree charges on October 5, 2017.

Thieringer entered nolo contendere guilty pleas on August 7, 2018 and was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Patrick J. Clifford on November 6, 2018. The investigation and prosecution was a joint effort with the Meriden Police Department, Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Against Children Unit, NCMEC and the New Haven State’s Attorney’s Office.  Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Brian K. Sibley, Sr. was the prosecutor assigned to the case.