5.3.17 ‒ 5.16.17 ‒ vol. 13

PELHAM MAN ARRAIGNED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that Christopher Reim (DOB 10/09/67) of 14 Benedict Place, Pelham New York was arraigned on a Felony Complaint in Pelham Town Court and charged with:

 

• one count of Promoting An Obscene Sexual Performance By A Child,a class “D” Felony,

• one count of Possessing An Obscene Sexual Performance By A Child, a class “E” Felony.

 

This morning investigators of the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office High Technology Crime Bureau executed a search warrant at the defendant’s home in Pelham.

 

The warrant was based on a CyberTipline report filed by the website Chatstep stating that a person at that location uploaded an image of child pornography to one of Chatstep’s chatrooms.

 

During the execution of the warrant, the defendant made some admissions about having used Chatstep and looking online for images of children. A preliminary forensic examination of the defendant’s computer devices indicated that he possessed images of sexual performances by children.

 

The defendant’s bail was set at $5,000 bond over $2,500 cash.

 

His next court date is May 11, 2017.

 

The Pelham Police Department assisted in today’s warrant execution and their help is appreciated.

 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Laura Forbes of the High Technology Crime Bureau.

 

 

Statement from Mayor Volpe

Posted on: May 5, 2017 - 5:05pm

 

This afternoon, I was generally informed of the unfortunate circumstances surrounding Trustee Reim and his arrest today.  I am saddened and surprised by the alleged behavior which I do not condone in any way.  That said, all individuals are presumed innocent and the charges will be processed over the next few months.  When there are further developments I will be available on behalf of the Village of Pelham.

 

 

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