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Thursday January 11th, 2018 :: 08:16 p.m. EST


Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing Teenager, Possessing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
January 11, 2018                                
Incident: Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing Teenager, Possessing Child Pornography
Location: 84 Sheppard Lane, Nesconset, New York
Date/Time: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7 a.m.
Suffolk County Police arrested a Nesconset man for sexually abusing a teenager and possessing child pornography.
Following an investigation into child pornography, Computer Crimes Unit detectives and members of the New York State Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant at the home of James Sheahan. During the search of the home, located at 84 Sheppard Lane, child pornography was recovered and detectives discovered, in an unrelated case, that Sheahan had sexually abused a teenage boy.
Sheahan was arrested at 7 a.m. and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Sex Abuse 2nd Degree and Possession of a Sexual Performance by a Child, a felony. He was arraigned in First District Court on January 11.
Sheahan, 19, is a part-time employee at a hockey equipment store located in Suffolk County. Due to the sensitive nature of this ongoing investigation, details surrounding the abuse will not be released. Parents who have information related to this case or have concern for their children are asked to call the Computer Crimes Unit at 631-852-6279.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Authority: John Barry, Acting Commissioner 17-582260
Suffolk County Police Department DS/ 2015   

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