former LDS bishop, assistant school principal; convicted of possession of child pornography, spent a year in prison

Personal information

  • Darrington, Scott Alan
  • Born: 1967
  • Died: 2023
  • Gender: Male

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“Former Yerington assistant principal sentenced to prison for possession of child pornography

Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 01/25/2022 – 1:38pm


Scott A. Darrrington

Lyon County District Attorney Stephen B. Rye announced Tuesday that the Third Judicial District Court sentenced a former assistant principal at Yerington Intermediate school to 12 to 60 months in Nevada State Prison for possession, accessing and downloading child pornography.

Scott A. Darrington, 55, of Fallon, was sentenced on Dec. 6, 2021. The judgment of conviction was filed Jan. 18, 2022.

Darrington pled guilty on August 9, 2021, to possession of visual presentation depicting sexual conduct of person under 16 years of have, a category B felony in violation of NRS 200.730(1). In June 2020, an investigation based on a Cyber Tip Line report showed that Mr. Darrington uploaded the image of child pornography to a website chatroom.

When law enforcement interviewed Darrington, he admitted that he uploaded an image of child pornorgraphy. A search of his phone and computer also uncovered that additional images of child pornography had been on his cell phone, according to the Lyon County District Attorney’s Office in a news release.

The prosecutor requested that the district court impose a prison sentence, arguing that prison was appropriate in this case given Darrington’s position and involvement in the education system at the time of the offense and also his position in the community, the release states.

At the time he committed the crime, Darrington was the Assistant Principal at Yerington Intermediate School.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division and the Northern Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigated the case.

The task force is comprised of investigators from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Sparks Police Department, Reno Police Department, Nevada Attorney General’s Office along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security.

Brian Haslem, Lyon County Chief Deputy District Attorney, prosecuted the case.”


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LDS church positions ever held by the accused: Bishop
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  • Alleged failure to report by local LDS leaders? no
  • Alleged misconduct by local LDS leaders? no
  • Alleged misconduct by global LDS leaders? no

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