School computer technician distributes child pornography on the InternetBy Mason White 12:51 PM November 10, 2014
|Laptop computer illustration|
By: Mahesh Sarin
A school computer technician was arrested, charged and convicted of promoting a sexual performance by a child after promoting child pornography on the Internet, prosecutors in New York said.
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said that 28-year-old Ryan Ramdass, who worked for a computer company that had him placed in the Levittown school district in Long Island as a computer technician at the time of his arrest, has pleaded guilty to promoting a sexual performance by a child.
“The defendant has admitted that he shared very disturbing pictures and videos of children being sexually abused by way of his computer on the Internet. These images were all crime scene photos. They depicted real children being cruelly victimized both physically and emotionally, and the memories of their abuse will be with them for the rest of their lives,” Brown said.
The judge in the case indicated that she will sentence Ramdass to 2 to 6 years in prison.
According to the police investigation, officers executed a search warrant at Ramdass’ home, and a forensic search of the defendant’s external hard drive revealed 7 images and 28 videos of children being sexually abused.
Further forensic searches uncovered thousands of videos and images of child pornography that had been downloaded
and saved on the defendant’s laptop and various external hard drives.
Ramdass was also accused of actively sharing the files on the Internet with other criminals.