A 26-year-old man from Northern Westchester has admitted to sending child pornography and a weapons charge and will face time in prison after being busted by an undercover police officer posing as a teenager.
Christopher Alessandro of Croton-on-Hudson pleaded guilty to attempted disseminating indecent material to minors and attempted criminal possession of a firearm, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced this week.
On May 7, 2018, New York State Police, with an assist from Virginia State Police and the District Attorney’s Office High Technology Crime Bureau arrested Alessandro in Cortlandt following an investigation.
In April last year, the Virginia State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit contacted New York State Police investigators regarding an unknown man in New York sending indecent material to a Special Agent posing as a 14-year-old girl. After a monthlong investigation, investigators in Cortlandt identified Alessandro.
Alessandro was arrested and charged in May last year on the indecent material charge and in June on the gun charge. He’s been detained since his arrest. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 26.
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