Defendant: John Telesca (DOB: 08/13/1981)

Aug. 8, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that a Port Chester man was arraigned in Port Chester Village Court on charges of child pornography. John Telesca was arrested at his home earlier today by Westchester County District Attorney’s Office Investigators High Technology Crime Squad.

He has been charged with:

  • Promoting an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child, a class D felony
  • Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child, a class E felony

Telesca is a Patrol Officer with the New York Police Department (NYPD) in the Bronx.

The felony complaint alleges, Telesca was found to have at least 60 images of nude children approximately eight to 13 years of age on his digital devices and shared through email.

He was released on $5,000 bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 12, 2019.

The case is being prosecuted by the Investigations Division Cybercrime Bureau.

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John Telesca

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