Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that David G. Watson (DOB 04/16/48) of 20 Hillandale Road, Rye Brook, New York, was arraigned the Village of Elmsford Justice Court a Felony Complaint charging him with:


  • one count of Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child, a class “D” Felony,
  • one count of Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child, a class “E” Felony.


The defendant, the Director of Cultural Events at Pace University in Manhattan, entered into online conversations with an undercover investigator from the Westchester County District Attorney’s office.


Starting in February 2010, the defendant who was posting personal ads looking for the “nubile girl next door” on Craigslist, came in online contact with the undercover investigator from the District Attorney’s office.


They remained in contact until November 13th when the defendant suggested a meet at the Elmsford Motel on Tarrytown Road in Elmsford, New York.


On November 16th, the defendant showed up at the meet with various images of minor children in sexually suggestive poses.


He was taken into custody and based upon further investigation warrants were obtained and executed at the defendant’s home, vehicle and a storage locker. Various forms of media were observed containing obscene performances by children.


Watson’s next court date will be on December 8th, 2010.


Bail was set at $10,000 bond $5,000 cash. 


The defendant faces a maximum of two and one third to seven years in state prison.


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



David G. Watson


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Professional Responsibility, you are advised that a charge is

merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed

innocent until and unless proven guilty.