Former central Ohio music teacher sentenced to 25 years for producing child pornography

Brian Sze

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A former music teacher will spend 25 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to producing child pornography.

Brian Sze was assistant director of bands at Bishop Watterson for 8 years, according to his LinkedIn page.

He was ordered to pay $12,290.05 to his victims.

In June 2015, Sze was fired from his job at Watterson for violating the state code of conduct after he allegedly sent an inappropriate text message to a student.

However, no criminal charges were filed at that time and Sze ended up getting a new teaching job in Seattle at Lakeside School.

The investigation began in July 2015 after a tip was called into ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) which indicated Sze had illicit sexual contact with a minor and subsequently recorded the encounter. He also allegedly asked the child to film themselves while in Sze’s home. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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