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Child Porn Stash on His Computer

Corona Man Jailed For Graphic Downloads

A Corona man is serving up to nine years in prison for possessing a large stash of child pornography on his home computer and trying to upload some of the explicit photos and videos to a website, law enforcement sources said.

Elvis Infante, 35, of Granger Street pled guilty during a court appearance last Tuesday, June 26, to promoting and possessing a sexual performance by a child. Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard L. Buchter, who accepted the plea, sentenced him to spend up to nine years behind bars.

Infante, who was previously arrested in December 2010 on a criminal complaint, has been in jail since January after being named in a 3,000- count indictment for owning and attempting to distribute more than 1,000 pictures and 500 videos of child pornography from his home computer.

“It is important to remember that these images are actually crime scene photos depicting real children being emotionally and physically scarred for life,” Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said in a statement last Wednesday, June 27. “Such cruel acts cannot and will not be tolerated in a civilized society.”

The case against Infante was reportedly launched in August 2010, when the NYPD was notified by the New York Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of an individual attempting to upload a dozen pornographic images of children onto the social networking website Ning.

According to the investigation, the account to which the explicit images were uploaded was registered to the username 3SFORI7SZWOW7 and the e-mail address [email protected]. It was later determined that the account and e-mail address belonged to Infante.

Ning intercepted the illegal photos and reported them to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which in turn notified the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Detectives with the NYPD Computer Crimes Unit executed a search warrant of Infante’s home on Nov. 24, 2010 and seized his computer. Through a preliminary and, later, forensic analysis of the device, prosecutors said, police recovered more than 1,000 explicit images of children and 500 pornographic videos of children.

The investigation was conducted by Det. Andrew Jackson of the NYPD’s Computer Crimes Squad.

The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorneys Kateri A. Gasper and Robert D. Alexander, chief of the D.A.’s Computer Crimes Unit, under the supervision of Anthony M. Communiello, bureau chief of the D.A.’s Special Proceedings Bureau, and Oscar W. Ruiz, deputy bureau chief.

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