Former Yerington Intermediate School assistant principal sentenced to 1-5 years in prison for child porn

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

Former Yerington Intermediate School assistant principal Scott Darrington has been sentenced to 1-5 years in prison for possessing child pornography.

Scott Darrington

Darrington was arrested in June 2020 on two charges of possession of child pornography and one charge of distributing materials depicting pornography involving a minor child.

According to Lyon County District Attorney Steve Rye, in June 2020, an investigation based on a Cyber Tip Line report showed that Darrington uploaded an image of child pornography to a website chatroom. When law enforcement interviewed Darrington, he admitted that he uploaded an image of child pornography. The DA’s office charged that a search of his phone and computer also uncovered that additional images of child pornography had been on his cell phone.

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Darrington, 55, of Fallon, pleaded guilty on Aug. 9, 2021, to possession of visual presentation depicting sexual conduct of person under 16 years of have, a category B felony in violation of NRS 200.730(1).

Darrrington was sentenced to 12 to 60 months in Nevada State Prison on Dec. 6, 2021. The Judgment of Conviction was filed Jan. 18, 2022.

The prosecutor requested that the district court impose a prison sentence, arguing that prison was appropriate in this case given Darrington’s position and involvement in the education system at the time of the offense, and also his position in the community. At the time he committed the crime, Darrington was the assistant principal at Yerington Intermediate School. He previously taught science at Fernley High School.

At the time of Darrington’s arrest, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said there was no indication of any local victims in the case.

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