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Troopers assigned to the Computer Crimes Investigation Unit recently made several arrests of subjects who have been the target of criminal investigations.

Troopers assigned to the Computer Crimes Investigation Unit recently made several arrests of subjects who have been the target of criminal investigations.

Troopers assigned to the Computer Crimes Investigation Unit recently made several arrests of subjects who have been the target of criminal investigations.

Troopers submitted an arrest warrant application in each separate case to Superior Court for the arrest of each of the accused listed below.

The arrest warrants were issued and the subjects were taken into custody, processed and assigned court dates.

Arresting Trooper McCord 926

Arrested: Joseph DosSantos (date of birth 11/22/71)

53 Colonial Ridge Drive

Gaylordsville (New Milford), CT

Charges: Criminal attempt at Impairing the Morals of a Minor, in violation of CGS 53a-49/53-21  (two counts); Criminal attempt at Enticement of a Minor, in violation of C.G.S. 53a-49/53a-90a

The Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit concluded an investigation of a 41-year-old man they say used a fake profile on the Internet to arrange a meeting for sex with a perceived minor aged girl [actually a police investigator].

A search warrant was obtained for the search and seizure of electronic items at DosSantos’ residence to find additional evidence of this crime and other potential victims.  Police say DosSantos admitted to using the Internet to entice female minors and of using pictures of a friend to share with young girls.

DosSantos posted a $50,000 bond and is now scheduled to appear at GA18 on Monday Feb. 18, 2013.

New Milford police assisted in this operation.

Investigating Trooper Rosenberg

Arrested: Brian J. Hague (dob 05/25/1979)

38 S Beechwood Road

East Lyme, CT 06357

Charges: C.G.S. – 53a-196d Possession of Child Pornography 1st degree

Police say that during the months of August – November 2011, the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit was involved in an investigation of possession and distribution of Child Pornography through the use of Internet file-sharing networks.

Police say Hague turned himself in to State Police Barracks, Troop E, Montville, on Feb. 4, 2013, and was arrested and processed according to department policy and procedure.

Hague posted a $50,000 court set surety bond from Statewide Bail Bonds and is scheduled to be arraigned in New London Superior Court on Wednesday Feb. 20 at GA 10.

Arresting Trooper Carreiro

Arrested: James Scott Bacon (dob 06/06/51)

437 Pumpkin Hill Road

Ledyard, CT

Charges: Possession of Child Pornography in the First Degree in violation of section 53a-196d of the Connecticut General Statutes.

In July of 2012, the Connecticut State Police Computer Crime Unit initiated an investigation of sharing of child pornography over the Internet.  Police say subsequent investigation traced the Internet activity to a residence located at 437 Pumpkin Hill Road, Ledyard, CT.

In October 2012, the Computer Crime Unit and the Ledyard Police Department executed a search and seizure warrant at 437 Pumpkin Hill Road, Ledyard, CT which police say yielded several items of evidence.

Police say Troopers located image and video files of suspected child pornography.

On Feb. 5, 2013, Bacon was arrested on an active arrest warrant issued by GA 10 New London Superior Court.

Bacon was held on a court set $100,000 bond and was transported to GA 10 New London Superior Court for arraignment.

Arresting Trooper David Aresco

Arrested:  Matthew Vicente (dob 9/7/1986)

71 Hopmeadow St Simsbury CT 06070

Charges: Possession of Child Pornography in the First Degree 53a-196d; Promoting a Minor in an Obscene Performance  53a-196b

On Feb. 5, 2013, members of the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit served an arrest warrant for the accused and charged him with the above-listed crimes.

Police say the investigation of the accused began in October 2012 after videos of suspected child pornography were discovered as shared from the Internet account assigned to the accused’s residence.

In November 2012, members of the CT State Police and members of the Avon Police Department executed a search and seizure warrant at the accused’s residence and seized evidence related to the investigation; videos of suspected child pornography were located.

Vincente was held on a $300,000 bond and was presented at GA14 in Hartford on the same day.

Arresting Trooper David Aresco

Arrested: Frank Caciopoli (dob 03/31/61)

294 Third Ave, Floor 1, West Haven, CT

Charges: Promoting a minor in an obscene performance 53a-196d; Possession of Child Pornography in the third degree 53a-196f

On Feb. 5, 2013, members of the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit served an arrest warrant for the accused and charged him with the above-listed crimes.

Police say the investigation of the accused began in May 2012 after videos of suspected child pornography were discovered being shared from an Internet account assigned to the accused’s residence.

In September 2012, members of the CT State Police and members of the West Haven Police Department executed a search and seizure warrant at the accused’s residence and seized evidence relating to the investigation; evidence of the alleged crime(s) was located.

Caciopoli was released on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear at GA22 in Milford on 02/19/13.

Investigating Trooper Rosenberg

Arrested:  Steven Anthony Cerasoli (dob 07/08/1956)

347 Keeney Street, Manchester CT

Charges: 53a-196c Importation of Child Pornography; 53a-196b Promoting a Minor in an Obscene Performance

Police say that during the months December 2012 – February 2013, the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit was involved in an investigation of possession and distribution of Child Pornography through the use of Internet file-sharing networks.

Police say that along with the Manchester Police Department and the Enfield Police Department, a suspect was identified as Steven Anthony Cerasoli and that during a search and seizure warrant Cerasoli admitted to using Internet file-sharing networks and searching for pornography.

Police say Cerasoli also admitted to keeping handwritten logs and notes of websites that contained pornographic images of children.

Police say the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) positively identified child victim images that Cerasoli had been sharing using his Internetconnection and his computer system.

Police say that on Feb. 5 2013, Cerasoli was located at his residence, 347 Keeney St., Manchester, CT and was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant.

This arrest was in regards to CFS-12-0067288 for which the case trooper is Trooper Rosenberg #952, in conjunction with a joint investigation by CT State Police and the Manchester Police Department.

Cerasoli was released after posting a $50,000 surety bond, with an arraignment court date of Feb. 19, 2013 at GA12 Manchester Superior Court.

Posted February 5, 2013

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