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Google Tip Led To Bedford School Employee's Child Porn Arrest

Raymond Zaccari.
Raymond Zaccari. Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A tip from Google led to the arrest announced Tuesday of a former Mount Kisco Fire Department chief who was working at a private school in Bedford after he allegedly uploaded child porn from a computer in his Westchester home where he lived with his wife and daughter.

On Friday, April 7, investigators with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office executed a search warrant on Spencer Street in Mount Kisco. The arrest came after authorities launched an investigation when Google filed a report on their Cyber Tipline.

On Tuesday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino Jr. announced that 58-year-old Mount Kisco resident Raymond Zaccari was arrested on felony charges of promoting and possessing child porn.

According to Scarpino, Google stated that a person using an IP address associated with Zaccari’s home had uploaded an image of child pornography to an associated Google Plus Photos account.

Scarpino said that Zaccari is the former chief of the Mount Kisco Fire Department, and Zaccari told investigators that he works at the Rippowam Cisqua School as a groundskeeper and school bus driver for the district’s after school activities and special events.

Zaccari was arrested and charged with felony counts of promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child. He was arraigned and the school has been contacted and informed of his arrest, Scarpino noted.

Following arraignment, bail was set at $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. As a condition of the bail, Zaccari is not allowed to be around children under the age of 17. He is due back in Village of Mount Kisco Justice Court on Thursday, April 20.

For Daily Voice's previous report on the arrest, click here.

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