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Police: Man in Seaford Ice Cream Shop Case Had Lewd Photos

Man accused in July incident faces new charges.

A man who was arrested in July after police said he was secretly taking photos of an 8-year-old girl, has now been charged with possession of two lewd photographs of young girls, police said Saturday.

Richard Stacel of North Massapequa was busted by an off-duty police officer on July 12 after he was allegedly taking the photos with a cell phone while on line at the Mad Topper Ice Cream store at 1220 Hicksville Road in Seaford.

At the time, Stacel was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and weapons possession after police said they found a stun gun in his car.

After further investigation police said Stacel had a computer flash drive which contained a lewd photo of a young girl as well as a photo of a young girl involved in a sexual act.

He now faces charges of ppossession of sexual performance by a child, tampering with physical evidence and unlawful surveillance.

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Chris January 20, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Whoever that off duty Police Officer is........THANKYOU !!
Christopher Carini January 21, 2013 at 01:56 PM
Thank you is defiantly in order.
K January 21, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Hope they castrate the sicko! Thank goodness that PO was in the right place at the right time to catch this creep!
Mighty Mouse January 23, 2013 at 11:39 AM
Don't get so excited, he's probably going to be the first one on line when that ice cream shop opens again, he was probably charged and held for a few hours then set free to kidnap or abuse a beautiful child near you. So sad. Can anyone out there find out what happened to him? I'm interested if so. Thanks.

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