Scott DeiCas, the former Weston school bus driver currently being held on charges of Internet crimes and harassment, was arraigned on child pornography charges Friday afternoon. Weston police discovered the images on DeiCas' computer, which was seized in a search following a 10-hour standoff at his mother's Ponus Ridge home in August.
"We hooked his computer up in the last week," Weston police chief John Troxell told Patch. "As soon as we did, disturbing images came up."
"The law says we need to find 50 or more images of extreme sexual behavior involving children clearly identifiable as children," Troxell said. "We found more than 50."
Weston police came across the pornographic images as they began their forensic analysis of DeiCas' computer. Troxell told Patch searching for child pornography is a standard protocol, and the material is usually the first thing to pop up in a computer analysis.
"We weren't suspecting it," he said, "but it kind of showed up immediately. My sergeant notified me of the nature and we put a warrant together."
The investigation is continuing and Troxell said it will be at least a month before police will finish searching the computer.
"If things keep going the way they're going, there will be more charges," he said. "We are looking into harassment and computer crimes and threatening. We're looking for linkage there as well."
Weston police requested bond be set at $750,000 for the pornography charges. That amount was to be combined with the $250,000 bond set for DeiCas' earlier charges. The prosecutor requested $250,000, and DeiCas' total bond stands at $500,000.
"We were looking for a total of a million," Troxell said. "You ask for the moon and you get the stars."
DeiCas appeared in Norwalk court on Friday. He was represented by a public defender. The possession of child pornography case has been transferred to Stamford, Troxell said.
Troxell notified Weston officials, including the first selectman and the superintendent of schools. He also notified New Canaan police of the additional charges.
"This has been an eye-opening case for us," Troxell told Patch. "We've had some whacky cases, but this has hit the ball out of the park as far as I'm concerned."