Former New Rochelle Family Court Employee Sentenced On Child Porn And Weapons Charges, Then Fired by Court

Written By: Robert Cox

WHITE PLAINS, NY — Christopher Alessandro, 26, of Croton-on-Hudson was sentenced today for child pornography and possessing a firearm in 2018. Westchester County Court Judge Susan Cacace presided.

News12 has reported Alessandro was working in New Rochelle Family Court as a court office trainee at the time of his arrest.

LoHud has reported New York State Office of Court Administration Spokesperson Lucien Chalfen stated Alessandro was fired on Wednesday afternoon.

Alessandro was sentenced on Attempted Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors in the First Degree, a class E felony and Attempted Criminal Possession of a Firearm, a class A misdemeanor.

On the indecent material charge, Alessandro received time served of 324 days and five years’ probation. His probation will be transferred to Putnam County where he plans to live upon release. He must forfeit his computer. The case was adjourned to May 7, 2019, for a SORA hearing (Sex Offender Registration Act). The defendant was released on his own recognizance. However, he is being held at the County Jail awaiting extradition to Virginia on another charge.

On the firearms charge, Alessandro received three years’ probation to run concurrently.

On May 7, 2018, the New York State Police, in conjunction with the Virginia State Police and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office High Technology Crime Bureau, arrested Christopher Alessandro in the Town of Cortlandt. In April 2018, the Virginia State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit contacted the New York State Police Cortlandt barracks regarding an unknown male in New York sending indecent material to a Special Agent posing as a 14-year-old girl. After an approximately monthlong investigation, Investigators in Cortlandt and the Troop K Computer Crimes Unit identified Alessandro.

He pleaded guilty February 7, 2019.

Assistant District Attorney Michael Delohery, Bureau Chief, High Technology Crime Bureau, prosecuted the case.

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