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Seaford Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

According to police, Kristian L. Flesher utilized an online file sharing network to obtain the videos.

A Seaford man was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges after a police investigation revealed he allegedy accessed videos on an onling file sharing network from his home computer.

According to detectives, Kristian L. Flesher, 32, utilized a network that contained numerous videos of sexual performances of children from March 1 to 4.

Flesher is being charged with five counts of Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child and will be arraigned on Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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Ozone Park Native May 10, 2012 at 09:30 AM
Ok, this is 2 blocks from me. Very scary & DISGUSTING - has this person ever been picked up/arrested on any other sexual charges? Anybody know? I ask because I'd like to know if he's a registered sex offender.
john g May 10, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Where does he live?
Mitch May 10, 2012 at 03:26 PM
This dude is Twisted. Child Porn...I don't get it.
Christopher Carini May 10, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Christopher c The Wantagh/Seaford Homeowners Association is in the early process of starting a Neighborhood Watch. We will be setting up meetings in the near future to go over the process and organization. We will be looking for Members, Block captains and even looking for someone who will be interested in being a Director. Anyone in the seaford/wantagh area that would like to become involved please join the facebook group page for the Wantagh/Seaford Homeowners Association Neighborhood Watch and the page of the Wantagh/Seaford Homeowners Asssociation. Thank You
payattention May 10, 2012 at 04:54 PM
As posted in Newsday he resides at 3835 Franklin Ave, Seaford.
Jaime Sumersille May 10, 2012 at 07:52 PM
We do not release the addresses of those arrested to protect their privacy, as they are innocent until proven guilty. Jaime Sumersille Regional Editor, Nassau County
Jaime Sumersille May 10, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Here's our story on the Neighborhood Watch Committee: http://wantagh.patch.com/articles/neighborhood-watch-planned-for-wantagh-seaford Jaime Sumersille Regional Editor, Nassau County
Ozone Park Native May 10, 2012 at 09:53 PM
@John G - Franklin Ave. Seaford Manor...The State Police website had the story this morning along with his address.....Scary...
Ozone Park Native May 10, 2012 at 09:57 PM
@Jaime - Well then someone should notify the State Police of this, because the story was on the internet this morning around 6 am and it had his address # and street, which is Franklin Ave in Seaford Manor......Privacy????? What about Safety issues around our children......I know all about the Neighborhood Watch Committee, but how will anyone be able to police the preditor's internet activity. Thank you to the State Police for the story.....
Ozone Park Native May 10, 2012 at 09:58 PM
@payattention - THANK YOU - I saw that too this morning, but now the story is almost impossible to find on newsday.
mo May 17, 2012 at 06:47 PM
@Jaime. If you do not release address information then someone should remove the address from the story about the boy abducted in Seaford as it has the street address (which no one really needs). Just sayin...Below is copied from article. Police said they received a call of a father barricading himself with his 12-year-old son in their home on Kenora Place and sent a hostage negotiation team to the scene. The hostage negotiators were able to talk the man out of the situation and the boy was freed to safety, according to police.
An tUasal Airgead May 17, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Before the villagers start lighting the torches, on May 8, 2012 the NY State Court Of Appeals decided looking at child pornography online does not constitute criminal possession or procurement of the images and therefore is not illegal. - Child Pornography Legal To View Online In New York; Court Rules Looking At Porn Doesn't Mean Possession http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/10/child-pornography-legal-new-york-porn-possession-james-kent_n_1505916.html
mo May 17, 2012 at 09:03 PM
@an tUasal Airgeds.. The article states " Flesher is being charged with five counts of Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child and will be arraigned on Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead". So he clearly did not just look. Either way it's SICK so I am glad this article is here so we can warn our children to stay FAR away from his home. Living close to this person I am not happy and dont care if he only looked. That's just not normal!
An tUasal Airgead May 17, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Before the recent court decision, viewing was considered possession. The Patch story states he "accessed videos" which is what NYS just decided is not illegal. I believe if someone downloads it to his computer, then it is illegal. Either way child pornography is sick. But according to what Patch reported, what this guy was arrested for is not illegal. It does seem he was arrested at about the same time the court made the decision.
Ozone Park Native May 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM
@antUasal Airgead.....Ok, let's put another twist into the mix. If you weren't interested in that sick crap, then why look it up, get tapes, download, WHATEVER....Anyone who would even think of hurting a child physically, mentally is not, in my opinion, mentally fit to be in a society with children, animals, or adults. PERIOD. I live within walking distance of this person and this scares the crap out of me.
An tUasal Airgead May 17, 2012 at 10:21 PM
I never indicated any approval of what this person was accused of. What I stated, was that the NYS Courts have decided "viewing" child pornography, is not a crime. So direct your anger at NYS. I was pointing out that in spite of how sick you and I think this is, it is NOW not a crime in NY. If the courts have decided it is NOT a crime, the only option people have is to contact their elected reps and let them know what they think. The only people with the AUTHORITY to change the law are our elected officials. The only people with the POWER to make that happen are the voting residents of NYS.
mo May 18, 2012 at 02:54 PM
@An tUasal Airgead. No you did not indicate approval for what he did but your statement of "Before the villagers start lighting the torches" made it sound as if we should respect this sickos rights. Even if he winds up being innocent by law. He is not innocent in my eyes. I will continue to warn anyone I know with children to stay away from him and his home as many of my neighbors were not aware of this incident. I may not be able to change the law but I can help protect my neighborhood. Sorry I will never take the chance of ANYONE hurting a child. So the torch it lit...
An tUasal Airgead May 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Look, you are obviously angry and looking to vent, but "adding a twist" and interpreting statements with "made it sounds like" will not help. Nor will I continue to respond to efforts to argue, just for the sake of arguing. People were noting a person's address, which is common in news stories when a person is arrested. I pointed out that it appears as if he may have been incorrectly arrested, due to a recent (same day) Court of Appeals decision. What you refuse to believe, does not change what I posted, which was this is NOW not a crime in NY, end of story. I understand your frustration, I'm a father. But posting comments on a website will resolve NOTHING when it comes to this situation. Channel your anger and energy where it will do the most good for your children and other families - contact your elected officials and demand changes to the law. If the law is not changed, next time it happens you won't even know who these degenerates are, never mind have any expectation that they will ever face any court imposed justice. Good luck!
Lorraine DeVita May 25, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Could some explain to me why our esteemed elected officials and legal system felt the need to repeal this law?If someone is watching this sick crap then they are supporting a market where the sexual exploitation and endangerment of children is of no consequence and in essence are Promoting the continuation of these acts by supporting the supply and demand principal. .. The perverted right to view this garbage at the expense of destroying these children is unforgiveable . If by any chance this pervert /sexual deviant is released and not charged becaseu the law has been repealed/changed then the neighbors of the peole who voted/ruled in support of the repeal should place a big neon orange arrow on their lawns saying THIS PERSON SUPPORTS THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN>
An tUasal Airgead May 25, 2012 at 01:58 PM
It was the NY State Court Of Appeals interpretation of the law as it was written. - - - "Rather, some affirmative act is required (printing, saving, downloading, etc.) to show that defendant in fact exercised dominion and control over the images that were on his screen," wrote Senior Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick in a majority opinion of the six-judge ruling, according to MSNBC. "To hold otherwise, would extend the reach of (state law) to conduct — viewing — that our Legislature has not deemed criminal." Judge Victoria A. Graffeo simplified things, writing, "The purposeful viewing of child pornography on the internet is now legal in New York." Republican State Senator Martin Golden and Democrat Assemblyman Joseph Lentol said they will introduce legislation that will make illegal "knowingly accessing" child pornography. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/10/child-pornography-legal-new-york-porn-possession-james-kent_n_1505916.html - - - People need to tell their elected NYS politicians how they want them to vote on this issue.
Lorraine DeVita May 26, 2012 at 02:35 AM
If they NEED to be told that the exploitation and sexual abuse of children is something they should ALL be vehemently opposed to, in ANY way shape or form ,then should be kicked to the curb with sharply spiked boots!

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