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    Exclamation Mount Pleasant Chief Arraigned on Child Porn Charge

    Update, Jan. 23, 5:12 p.m.
    Chief Brian Fanelli of the Mount Pleasant Police Department posted $50,000 bail in federal court on Thursday after he was arrested in his Mahopac home at 11:30 a.m., officials said.

    Magistrate Judge Lisa Margaret Smith presided over Fanelli's child pornography case in the United States District Court this afternoon and ordered him to remain "on home detention" with an electronic monitor. He is only allowed to leave his home for work,(!!) meetings related to his case and medical appointments.

    According to federal prosectors who appeared in court today, Fanelli was found with multiple pieces of child pornographic images and videos in his home—ranging from electronic images downloaded from the internet to videotapes, books and magazines.

    http://yorktown-somers.patch.com/gro...eport_c50c663a

    http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?se...rbs&id=9404742

    http://pix11.com/2014/01/23/mount-pl...#axzz2rFYckvUO

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    Mount Pleasant's new police chief had 126 pornographic images of pre-teen girls, complaint says
    Chief was computer whiz, advocated against sexual abuse

    http://www.lohud.com/article/2014012...xt%7CFrontpage

    Police chief of suburban New York town taken into custody on child porn charges: officials
    Brian Fanelli, who became the head of Mount Pleasant's police force three months ago, was arrested at his Mahopac home Thursday morning, officials said.



    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim...#ixzz2rGRZWSAV

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    close to home

    Members of the U.S. Homeland Security Special Investigations made the arrest, claiming that the Mount Pleasant top cop was “trafficking in child pornography,” town Supervisor Joan Maybury said.
    “It’s very disturbing,” Maybury told the Daily News. “We’re in complete shock. You would never think you would hear this type of news about a co-worker. He’s been a respected member of the police department for 22 years.”
    Fanelli has been with Mount Pleasant police force — located in Westchester County — since 1981. He was immediately suspended from duty upon his arrest, Maybury said.


    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim...#ixzz2rGSQTGs1

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    I think he was set up.

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    Not one single response..........interesting.

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    How did they get onto him? Was he caught in one of those snares that they carry out?
    If he was set up I could imagine someone putting stuff on his computer but he had books as well. Surely he would have known what books he had in his house. Interesting. Really wondering how they got onto him.

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    Anyone who is caught with child porn IMOO should NOT be allowed to return to work until a trial and sentence is served. Im not so sure I believe a set up occurred. I will keep up with this and decide soon.

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    several federal agents (and possibly other police plus the prosecutors office) would have to have conspired for this to be a set-up because they all agreed that the following is true when they arrested and charged him:

    Mount Pleasant Police Chief Brian Fanelli, accused Thursday of possessing child pornography, told federal investigators his alleged habit began when he was researching material for school classes he was teaching about the dangers of sexual abuse, according to papers filed in U.S. District Court in White Plains.

    But shortly thereafter (Fanelli) began viewing child pornography for personal interest,” the 10-page complaint says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyHop View Post
    I think he was set up.
    reasons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    several federal agents (and possibly other police plus the prosecutors office) would have to have conspired for this to be a set-up because they all agreed that the following is true when they arrested and charged him:

    Mount Pleasant Police Chief Brian Fanelli, accused Thursday of possessing child pornography, told federal investigators his alleged habit began when he was researching material for school classes he was teaching about the dangers of sexual abuse, according to papers filed in U.S. District Court in White Plains.

    But shortly thereafter (Fanelli) began viewing child pornography for personal interest,” the 10-page complaint says.
    Just a feeling/intuition right now. I will delve deeper as it progresses.

    He has worked for many years to educate. Feels "political" to me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyHop View Post
    Update, Jan. 23, 5:12 p.m.
    Chief Brian Fanelli of the Mount Pleasant Police Department posted $50,000 bail in federal court on Thursday after he was arrested in his Mahopac home at 11:30 a.m., officials said.

    Magistrate Judge Lisa Margaret Smith presided over Fanelli's child pornography case in the United States District Court this afternoon and ordered him to remain "on home detention" with an electronic monitor. He is only allowed to leave his home for work,(!!) meetings related to his case and medical appointments.

    According to federal prosectors who appeared in court today, Fanelli was found with multiple pieces of child pornographic images and videos in his home—ranging from electronic images downloaded from the internet to videotapes, books and magazines.

    http://yorktown-somers.patch.com/gro...eport_c50c663a

    http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?se...rbs&id=9404742

    http://pix11.com/2014/01/23/mount-pl...#axzz2rFYckvUO
    bbm, he is still allowed to work?

    eta sorry I didn't the next post bunnyhop
    Last edited by Elley Mae; 01-24-2014 at 07:46 AM. Reason: edit
    It's my opinion if no link provided.


    Misspellings due to fat fingers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elley Mae View Post
    bbm, he is still allowed to work?

    eta sorry I didn't the next post bunnyhop
    I am following this story closely as it's local to me.
    I think he's been set up.

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    We all view many cases here. We view links, screen cap, and files.
    We all research. What would DHS find on your computer?

    My intuition/skepticism suggest he was set up because he was researching.
    He got close, and shut down for political reasons.



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    well, they would NOT find child porn in my computer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quad View Post
    well, they would NOT find child porn in my computer...
    Mine either, but this was his line of work.
    He's been doing this for years.


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