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Troopers: ‘Chex the Balloon Guy’ not known to have had inappropriate contact with kids

As State Police continue their investigation into “Chex the Balloon Guy,” arrested last week for possession of child pornography, troopers said they have found no evidence that the suspect, Paul Schuler, 80, of Akron had any inappropriate contact with children.

“No direct persons that we know of or hints at with the pictures,” said Trooper James O’Callaghan, spokesman for State Police Troop A, which covers the Buffalo area. More than 400 child porn photos were found on Schuler’s computer, which was seized in February.

Schuler was arrested Sept. 10.

Anyone with information about possible criminal activity in the case is asked to the Clarence barracks of the State Police at (716) 759-6834.