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New York police sergeant paid mothers to sexually assault young daughters while he watched

By Mason White 1:19 PM April 23, 2017
Alberto Randazzo
Alberto Randazzo
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A police officer who met women through online dating websites, paid mothers to sexually abuse their young daughters for his sexual gratification, according to police in New York.

Now, the former sergeant of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) was sentenced after being found guilty of sexually exploiting children.

Alberto Randazzo, 40, of Astoria, was sentenced to 28 years in prison, eight years of supervised release and sex offender registration for sexual exploitation and receipt of child pornography.

Randazzo pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to sexually exploit a child and one count of receipt of child pornography.

According to the criminal complaint, Randazzo targeted women through websites such as Ashley Madison and, and persuaded them to sexually abuse children to whom they had access so he could watch the abuse.

“Randazzo held a position with the sole purpose to serve and protect the people of this city. Instead, he targeted certain women, persuaded them to sexually abuse their children and had them send him pictures and videos of the acts,” said HSI Special Agent-in-Charge Angel M. Melendez.

Randazzo was caught when his girlfriend found disturbing text messages on Randazzo’s phone, and uncovered emails from women sending him pictures of them molesting their children.

When the girlfriend confronted him, Randazzo admitted his sexual interest in mothers having sex with their children.

Based on the information obtained from the witness and the photographs, the Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB) of the NYPD obtained a search warrant for Randazzo’s apartment, and found numerous images and videos of child pornography, including a number of videos of child pornography that were created by Randazzo himself.

At the time of his arrest, Randazzo had been a member of the NYPD for 15 years.

While on bail in connection with that case, Randazzo was discovered by Special Agents of HSI to be downloading child pornography, which led to the federal investigation and federal charges being filed.

At sentencing, the government presented evidence that at least five women complied with Randazzo’s solicitations and sexually abused children in order to satisfy his sexual desires.

Randazzo’s victims ranged in age from a few months to eight years old, and he traveled out of state to watch two of them be molested in person.

Randazzo arranged to have the 8-year-old victim drugged so that he would not remember the abuse. Three of the women Randazzo solicited have also been charged in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY).

Two have pleaded guilty, one of whom was sentenced to five years in prison, one of whom is awaiting sentencing and another is awaiting trial.