73-Year-Old West Islip Man Posed as Young Person to Solicit Photos from on Social Media

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WEST ISLIP, NY – A West Islip man used various internet chat and social media platforms to pose as a younger person in an attempt to solicit others for nude and indecent pictures and videos of children online.

According to the Suffolk County Police, 73-year-old Nicholas Pedagno was arrested on child pornography charges are now asking the public to come forward if they, or someone they know, has been a victim.

Upon examination of his portable electronic device, investigators found multiple social media accounts that Pedagno used to contact others, posing as a younger person. The accounts and identifications included:

• Chat-Avenue: BUTTERFLY3615 and FUN666
• Wickr: BUTTERFLY3615
• Twitter: LOVE361569
• Instagram: LISASMITH9687
• Telegram: BUTTERFLY3615

Detectives are asking anyone with information or who believes they may be a victim of Pedagno to contact the Computer Crimes Unit at 631-852-6279.