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New York State Child Sexual Abuse Cases
27
Jul
2015
Ex-Police Chief in Westchester County Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

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Brian Fanelli was his police agency’s computer maven, and in his spare time he taught children at a Roman Catholic church in northern Westchester County how to look out for sexually abusive behavior.

On Monday, Mr. Fanelli, the short-lived chief of the Mount Pleasant Police Department, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography at United States District Court in White Plains. The criminal complaint against him said that using two home computers from October 2013 through January of last year, he swapped photos and videos of children as young as 7 engaged in sex acts, sometimes forcibly.

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