NEW ROCHELLE POLICE OFFICER ARRAIGNED

FOR explicit “chats” with A “15 YEAR OLD GIRL”

 

 

 

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Matthew Melillo (DOB 10/02/80) of 475 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York, was arraigned on a Felony Complaint charging him with:

 

·         one count of Attempted Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor, a class “E” Felony.

 

Between August 3rd, and August 29th, 2012, the defendant engaged an undercover investigator from the Westchester County District Attorneys Office in a series of “chat” conversations through the Internet.

 

Throughout the “chats” the undercover investigator made it clear that “she” was a fifteen year old girl.

 

During that period of time the defendant discussed various specific sexual acts in which he would engage the “fifteen year old girl.”

 

Additionally, the defendant sent a video he claimed to be of himself in a sexual situation while he was “chatting” with the fifteen year old.

 

The defendant was arrested yesterday by investigators from the Westchester County District Attorneys office.

 

The defendant was arraigned by a White Plains City Court judge last night.

 

Bail was set at $1,000.

 

He is scheduled to appear today in City Court.

 

The defendant faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Matthew Melillo

 

 

In compliance with Disciplinary Rule 7-107A of the Code of

Professional Responsibility, you are advised that a charge is

merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed

innocent until and unless proven guilty.