Dozens charged in child porn case in New York

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Customs official in New York says people who view child porn aren't just "unemployed drifters who live in their parents' basement."

Federal officials are accusing dozens of people in the New York City area -- including a police officer, a fire department paramedic, a rabbi, a nurse and a Boy Scout leader -- of using the Internet to collect and trade child pornography.

They were among at least 70 men and one women being charged after a five week operation by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigators.

Authorities say an alarming number of the defendants had access to young children, though there were no reports of abuse. The Boy Scout leader also coached a youth baseball team. The rabbi home-schooled his children and others. One man had hidden cameras that were used to secretly film his children's friends.

Agents seized nearly 600 desktop and laptop computers, tablets, smartphones and other devices. They're still examining the devices, looking for evidence -- and they say there could be more arrests.


The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 260171031 - weau.com/a?a=260171031
Gray Television, Inc.