Putnam County Sheriff's Department

Brewster Man Arrested for Possession of Child Porn

Putnam County Sheriff Kevin J. McConville reports the arrest of a 21-year-old Brewster man on multiple counts of promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child.

In December 2021, investigators assigned to the Sheriff's Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) received information from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that images and videos of child sexual abuse material were being shared online from a residence in the Village of Brewster. On January 14, 2022, BCI Investigators executed a search warrant at the residence assisted by Sheriff's Office electronic storage detection K9 Hannah.

Investigators began a digital forensics examination of the electronic devices seized and were able to recover evidence and identify a suspect who was charged with (5) five counts of Promoting an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child. He was arraigned before the Honorable Thomas Jacobellis of the Town of Carmel Court and was released on his own recognizance pending a future appearance in the Village of Brewster Justice Court.

BCI Investigators worked collaboratively on this investigation with the Putnam County District Attorney's Office, FBI Safe Streets Task Force, and New York State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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