3 Long Islanders among 4 facing federal child pornography charges

According to court documents, they coerced four minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce and distribute videos and pictures.

News 12 Staff

Feb 26, 2020, 5:29 PM

Updated 1,543 days ago

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Four people, including three from Long Island, are facing federal child pornography charges.
According to court documents, they coerced four minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce and distribute videos and pictures. The alleged activity took place between January 2018 and this month.
Taylor Pick, of Calverton; Jonathan Berretta, of Centereach; Maureen Serra, of Lake Ronkonkoma; and Benjamin Downs, of Massachusetts will be arraigned in federal court in Central Islip next month.
In the indictment filed Tuesday, prosecutors say Pick knowingly created and shared child pornography and charged him with the sexual exploitation of a young boy.
Prosecutors say the other defendants created explicit videos of three young girls that were shared as well.
 


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