Five arrested in child pornography sting
A large child pornography bust in St. Lawrence County Wednesday. Five men are facing a combined 250 charges. Investigators say more counts are pending in the case. Barry Wygel shows us what went into the large scale investigation.
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CANTON, N.Y -- For months, undercover police have been scouring the internet in attempts to root out people guilty of possessing child pornography. Wednesday, agents from the St. Lawrence County Sheriff Department and Homeland Security Investigations announced a major breakthrough.
"We've put together a great team and our job is to take these people off the street and that's what we've done here today," said Deputy Sean O'Brien, from the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department.
On Wednesday, five men from St. Lawrence County were arrested as part of Operation Northern Net. They ranged in age from 29-to-62. The five men face from one count to 132 counts of Promoting and Possessing the Obscene Performance of a Child.
"Two gentlemen resided together on the day of the search warrant. The other subjects are isolated incidents," said O'Brien.
Now, police say these weren't just one-time offenders, after going through their computers they found thousands of images.
"The images were very detailed, very graphic. Some being infants having sexual relations with adult males," said O'Brien.
Two of the suspects are also facing charges stemming from weapons police found while they were searching the suspects homes. Police say there is no evidence suggesting any local children were involved, and they say more charges are pending.
Facing charges are:
- Jeremy Cyrus, 30, of North Lawrence
- Mark Nezezon, 62, of Brasher
- Mihael Delamontagnes, 39, of Brasher
- Jeremiah Rose, 32, of Massena
- Jonathan Delosh, 29, of Norwood