Sunday, February 5, 2012

NY - NYPD auxiliary cop (Daniel Sayers) busted for child porn

Daniel Sayers
Original Article

02/03/2012

ORANGE COUNTY (WABC) - An NYPD auxiliary officer was arrested in Orange County Thursday for allegedly having a huge collection of child pornography.

Police say Daniel Sayers, who is listed on the auxiliary website as a captain, had hundreds of photos of boys under the age of 16 engaging in sexual acts. The pictures were discovered in two raids.

Sayers had also received an award sponsored by President Barack Obama for his services.

Sayers was a 20-year resident of Blooming Grove and was in the process of moving to a rental property in Greenwood Lake. Police say his landlord saw some of his moving boxes and noticed disturbing photos before contacting authorities.

Sayers has been suspended by the NYPD and is being held at the Orange County Jail.


4 comments :

TCLNick203 said...

Sorry, John, but everybody is a potential target these days and those that are expected to be "better" or more "moral" than the rest of us because they enforce the laws that are meant to keep up safe (regardless of how insane) are more sensational in the press and help the lawmakers to maintain their positions and keep pushing for laws that help nobody but themselves.
Public shaming should have ended with "stocks" but it seems that old habits die hard and forgiveness is a virtue reserved for the rich...

TCLNick203 said...

Another note I would make here is that the case against him seems rather weak...
OK, he had "hundreds" of pictures of children is sexual situations ("under" the age of 16 can mean anything), that's a bad thing.  However, the average pornographer or addict would generally have "thousands" of images.  Also, if these are simply "pictures" and not on his computer, it's likely...
Wait a minute...
Sorry, it just occurred to me that if the images weren't downloaded, then he would either a) have taken the pictures himself at some point or b) traded or purchased them from somebody else...
Production or trading would put this man in a world of hurt, no matter how old the pictures may be...
Still, if it's a matter of simply possession, it's probably not as bad as the media would have us believe.  Take away all the SO's who were busted for possession, peeing in public or "Romeo" cases and the number would likely drop significantly (at least enough to get off the hysteria bandwagon)...

Priapus said...

I think cops have the same right to the presumption of innocence. as everyone else. TalkLeft as the history.

http://www.talkleft.com/story/2003/01/12/153/23800

Disparate sentences are a different story.

RSODL said...

I mean why bother adding to it on our blogs. Cops have no choice but to enforce these insane laws. The only cops who may be in some way guilty are the sheriffs who implement ridiculous controls and raids. But we all know sheriffs are politicians at the end of the day.