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11 Charged in Rockland Online Child Porn Investigation

Three-month investigation involved local, county, state and national agencies, organizations.

Eleven Rocklanders - 10 adults and one juvenile - have been charged in an online child pornography investigation, according to Rockland law enforcement officials.

The Rockland County Sheriff's Department and the Rockland District Attorney's Office said the arrests follow an investigation that included local police agencies along with U.S. Immigration and Customes Enforcement, Homeland Security, the U.S. Secret Service, the state Crimes Against Children Task Force and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Chilren.

The Rockland County Sheriff's Department said that with the assistance of the Stony Point Police Department and the Town of Ramapo Police Department, 11 search warrants were conducted over the past three months in Rockland, leading to evidence collection and the subsequent 11 arrests.

The charges include: Promoting an Obscene Sexual Performance By A Child (D Felony); Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance By A Child (E Felony).

Arrested were:

Donald Carpenter, Stony Point

Silvio Mazzella, Stony Point

Jon Koenigheit, Suffern

Michael Schranz, Suffern

Wesley Didrichsen, Suffern

Neil Tesher, Spring Valley

Jacob Filous, Suffern

Damian Champagne, Suffern

Mitchell Newman, Suffern

Linton Wright II, Spring Valley

And, a juvenile.

Jane commerford December 09, 2012 at 04:01 AM
This is true
PJ Delia December 09, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Where there's smoke. there's fire
Rob December 10, 2012 at 01:55 AM
I always here stories like this on the news. I just don't understand. It's always about someone possessing this crap or downloading on their computer. However, how come I never hear about the people posting it on the internet vs the ones who download it ? And who are these kids who are on these videos and photos ? Are they from this country ? How old are they ? Are they forced to do it and where are their parents....There all guilty by association ....These guys are certainly at the bottom of the food chain. Bunch of slim.
Thomas Sanchez May 26, 2013 at 10:14 AM
I went to high school with linton wright. He makes me sick. I can't believe I shook his hand.

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