Ex-teacher arrested on child porn charges in Bellmore

Prosecutors say a retired New York City teacher has been arrested on child porn charges after the Department of Homeland Security raided his Bellmore home

BELLMORE - Prosecutors say a retired New York City teacher has been arrested on child porn charges after the Department of Homeland Security raided his Bellmore home this morning.The raid was conducted just before 8 a.m. on Adler Road. Federal prosecutors say 63-year-old Alfonso Marino, who has also worked as a bus driver, admitted that he shared and collected child porn for more than 10 years.Homeland Security officials tell News 12 Long Island that they removed computers and disks from the home. They say Marino used peer-to-peer software to access images of pre-teen girls engaged in sexual acts.Prosecutors say Marino also had two illegal handguns in his house and that they considered him a danger to the community. He is now being held in federal custody, pending a bail hearing on Friday.Marino's wife hid her face as she left court in Central Islip this afternoon and refused to comment on the charges against her husband.

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