The NYS ICAC Task Force received a complaint about child pornography being posted on the Internet by a Yahoo! member. The investigation revealed that the subscriber of the offending account may be in the South Hampton, New York area. Case information was forwarded to Suffolk County Police Department, an ICAC affiliate, for furtherance of the investigation.
On March 5, 2007, Suffolk County Police Department, assisted by the Sag Harbor Village Police Department, arrested a 34-year old Sag Harbor, New York resident for Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child.
The suspect is a German citizen and a principal in a luxury real estate group in Southampton, New York. He was arraigned in Southampton Town Court and remanded to the Suffolk County Jail in lieu of $250,000 cash bail.
On June 27, 2008 the defendant was sentenced in federal court to six years in prison and lifetime supervised release.