DISGUSTING

71 Charged in Child Porn Bust

Seventy men and one woman in New York were charged with being part of a child-porn ring by the feds Wednesday. Authorities say the operation, which took place over five weeks, caught the individuals using computer file-sharing programs to swap videos and photos of the children engaged in sexual acts. In a press conference, authorities revealed that a number of those charged had already been arrested on child porn charges in the past, including: Brian Fanneli, chief of the Mount Pleasant Police Department in Valhalla, New York; Rabbi Samuel Waldman of Brooklyn, who taught at an all-girls school; and Jonathan Silber, a Boy Scout leader and little league coach in Rockland County. The investigation was led by agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is the largest-ever enforcement operation on child pornography in the New York-area.