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Huntington Beach school maintenance worker faces child porn charges

U.S. Department of Justice

A Huntington Beach City School District maintenance worker is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography.

Roger Scott Hewson, 51, of Fountain Valley, has been charged with one count of possession and control of child pornography and one count of distributing obscene matter, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

District Supt. Gregg Haulk told the Huntington Beach Independent on Friday that Hewson was put on unpaid leave after being arrested in November.

On Aug. 27, Hewson was accused of having hundreds of sexually explicit photos of children on his personal computer at home. He was also suspected to have distributed the images to others on the Internet.

The Huntington Beach Police Department, with help from the U.S. Department of Justice's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, arrested Hewson on Nov. 7 at Dwyer Middle School.

Haulk said Hewson was "never really around children" and usually painted when school was not in session.

If convicted, Hewson may be required to register as a sex offender for life and faces up to three years and eight months in state prison. He is out on $100,000 bail.

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Anthony Clark Carpio is a Times Community News staff writer.


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