07 March 2022
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander


On March 7, 2022, members from the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at Ithaca arrested Austin J. Kuczek, age 24 of Newfield, NY for two counts of Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors in the second degree, a class “E” felony. 

An investigation revealed that Kuczek sent inappropriate images to juveniles under the age of 17. 

Kuczek was formerly a member on the Newfield Town School Board and a teacher’s aide in the Ithaca City School District.  He is currently the Recreation Director in the Town of Newfield. 

Kuczek was arrested and released on appearance tickets to the Newfield Town Court on March 16, 2022. 

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