Two Adams County men, including a former teacher, were arrested Wednesday on charges of sexual exploitation. Sheriff’s officials say the men, 49-year-old James Carl Wiechman and 34-year-old Brent Romer, both of Corning, were taken into custody following an on-going investigation.
Authorities say Wiechman was arrested on one-count of sexual exploitation of a minor, while Romer faces charges that include five-counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, three-counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee, and one-count of sexual abuse in the third-degree.
The charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and third-degree sexual abuse are class c felonies, punishable by a sentence of up to 10-years in jail and a fine not to exceed $10,000. Sexual exploitation by a school employee is a class “D” felony, punishable by a maximum of five-years in prison and a fine of up to 75-hundred dollars. Both men were booked into the Adams County Jail and posted bond later in the day.
Romer is a 1993 graduate of the Corning School District and a former fourth-grade teacher, Administrative Assistant, and Junior High Track Coach at the Cumberland-Anita-Massena School District. He resigned from his position in July, 2008.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic