A former school official and recreational department director in Tompkins County is facing felony charges in connection with the sharing of inappropriate images.

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New York State Police say former Newfield Town School Board member and Ithaca City School District teacher’s aide, Austin Kuczek was arrested March 7.

State Police say the 24-year-old is charged with two felony counts of Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors. He’s accused of sending inappropriate images to children under the age of 17.

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Kuczek is currently the Town of Newfield Recreation Director.

He was released on appearance tickets to appear in the Town of Newfield Court next week.

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