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Defendant: Christopher Alessandro (DOB 08/09/92)

Feb. 11, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Christopher Alessandro of Croton-on-Hudson pleaded guilty Feb. 8, 2019, to child pornography and possessing a firearm. Westchester County Court Judge Susan Cacace accepted the plea.

Specifically, Alessandro will be sentenced on the following charges:

  • Attempted Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors in the First Degree, a class E felony
  • Attempted Criminal Possession of a Firearm, a class A misdemeanor.

The case was adjourned to March 26, 2019, for sentencing.

Background
On May 7, 2018, the New York State Police in conjunction with the Virginia State Police, and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office High Technology Crime Bureau arrested Christopher Alessandro in the Town of Cortlandt. In April 2018, the Virginia State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit contacted the New York State Police Cortlandt barracks regarding an unknown male in New York sending indecent material to a Special Agent posing as a 14-year-old girl. After an approximately monthlong investigation, Investigators in Cortlandt and the Troop K Computer Crimes Unit identified Alessandro.

Alessandro was arrested and charged in May 2018 on the indecent material charge and in June on the gun charge.

Assistant District Attorneys Michael Delohery, Bureau Chief, High Technology Crime Bureau, is prosecuting the case.

 

Christopher Alessandro

Christopher Alessandro

 In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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