CORONA — A 35-year-old Corona man was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court Tuesday on more than 3,000 counts of possessing and promoting child pornography, the Queens district attorney’s office said.
Elvis Infante, of Granger Street and Westside Avenue, was charged with having more than 1,000 pictures and 500 videos of child pornography on his computer, the DA said.
“These videos depict real children who are emotionally and physically scarred for the rest of their lives,” District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement. “These cruel acts cannot and will not be tolerated in a civilized society.”
Authorities got wind of Infante’s alleged crimes after New York Internet Crimes Against Children sent a tip to the NYPD Aug. 19 that someone using the username “3SFORI7SZWOW7” had uploaded 12 child pornography images to the website ning.com, the DA said.
The website had intercepted the images and reported them to the group, the DA said. An e-mail address associated with the username was traced to Infante, the DA said.
The NYPD searched Infante’s computer Nov. 24 and found 80 images of child pornography, the DA said. Later investigations revealed more than 1,000 pictures and more than 5,000 videos, the DA said.
Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard Buchter ordered Infante be held on a $100,000 cash bail or $250,000 bond and ordered him to return to court April 16, the DA said.
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