6 Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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    Six people, including a former preschool paraprofessional in Wilton, were arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges as part of a statewide sweep.

    Eric Von Kohorn, 33, of Bridgeport, was charged with first-degree possession of child pornography and promoting a minor in an obscene performance. Von Kohorn, a preschool paraprofessional who worked in the Wilton school system from 2007 until last month, was released on $50,000 bond and is due in court Sept. 3.

    Manchester resident James Kyle Bidwell, 20, was charged with second-degree possession of child pornography and promoting a minor in an obscene performance, according to state police. His bond was set at $150,000. Bidwell is due in court Sept. 12.

    Jaysen Timothy Puerta, 30, of Norwich, was charged with first-degree possession of child pornography, promoting a minor in an obscene performance and importing child pornography material. He was released after posting $35,000 bond and will appear in court Sept. 4.

    Pedro Cambisaca, 20, of New Haven, has been charged with third-degree possession of child pornography and promoting a minor in an obscene performance. He was held on $125,000 bond and appeared in court Thursday.

    Eli Echevarria, 56, also of New Haven, was charged with third-degree possession of child pornography and promoting a minor in an obscene performance. He was held on $125,000 and was arraigned Thursday.

    Suffield resident Edwin Alton Scotton, 62, was charged with first-degree possession of child pornography and promoting a minor in an obscene performance. He was held on $250,000 and appeared in court Wednesday.