It's one of a parents' worst nightmares to hear about someone at their child's school is involved in criminal activity, especially when that activity involves inappropriate behavior with a minor.

Last October, a 37-year-old Bozeman man, who was employed by Bozeman Public Schools as a Special Education and Crosswalk Paraprofessional at Whittier Elementary School, was involved in an undercover sting operation out of Hartford, Vermont, that involved himself and an undercover identifying themselves as a 14-year-old female.

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The man, identified as Brian Kilcoyne, had apparently been in communication with the undercover, who was posing as a teen online, for many months prior to his arrest, ultimately asking the underage teen to be his girlfriend. Kilcoyne allegedly sent photos of his genitals to the undercover posing as a teen.

The man's arrest records states:

Indecent Exposure - Observed by a Person Under 16 Yrs Old and 4 Yrs Younger Than the Offender - 4 Counts; Arrest Date 01/03/2024; -Gallatin County Detention Center

A statement from the Bozeman Public School's Superintendent released the following:

We understand that this employee, by nature of their employment as a special education paraprofessional in an elementary school, has had interaction with elementary aged youth in our community. If students, parents, or community members have any additional information to provide law enforcement, or have specific questions for law enforcement, they should contact Bozeman Police Department Detective Captain, Dana McNeil (406)582-2020.

Kilcoyne has been put on administrative leave without pay from the school system and is currently in Gallatin County Jail with a bond set at $200,000.

cc: Gallatin County Jail Roster

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