Child pornography arrests create concern in Greene

GREENE – After a string of child pornography arrests in the Village of Greene, police and prosecutors say they are receiving some feedback of concern from community members about the most recent defendant alledgedly being released.

“We have received a number of calls from citizens who are under the impression that this individual was let off completely. That’s not true,” said Greene Police Chief Steven Dutcher.

John M. Gavazzi, 46, of 21 South Chenango St., Greene, was arrested June 25 and charged with possessing a sexual performance by a child and promoting a sexual performance of a child, both felonies.

In a joint investigation, the Greene PD and the New York State Troopers Computer Crimes Unit raided Gavazzi’s home and seized his computer and a number of other digital devices. The bust came following a months-long probe by the technical arm of the state police into local child pornography Internet trafficking.

Gavazzi pleaded guilty to promoting child pornography, a Class D felony, and possession of child pornography, an E felony, on July 20.

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