A former substitute teacher from Bowling Green has pleaded guilty to possession and distribution of child pornography.
Leon Lussier, 49, admitted that he streamed child pornography through his webcam while participating in video conferencing chat rooms on three occasions last June and July, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office.
Lussier was formerly employed by the Bowling Green school system.
Lussier’s arrest came as a result of an international investigation by the child exploitation section of the Toronto police.
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“On June 23, 2015, a Toronto Police Service detective constable logged into an undercover software account and observed a person with the username ‘I luv boys’ was streaming child pornography videos by sharing his computer screen,” the news release stated. “The user streamed four videos containing child pornography. Further investigation led law enforcement to Lussier as the person with username ‘I luv boys.’”
Police exercised a search warrant at Lussier’s home in Bowling Green and seized computer equipment that contained videos of child pornography, according to the release.
He pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green to one count of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography.
He faces five to 30 years in prison, a $500,000 fine and supervised release.