Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Oops! I did it again ...


 

John Casey III, TWC News

 
 
According to a criminal complaint and other court papers filed Sept. 5 but unsealed on Tuesday, John Casey III is accused of having images of child pornography on his laptop computer and sharing them via a peer-to-peer (P2P) downloading service.
The charges stem from a two-year investigation that included federal agents downloading videos from Casey's computer and a search of Casey's home on Long Pond Road.
Casey was hired by the Greece Police Department on Feb. 7, 2011 and resigned on May 23, 2014, according to department spokesman Sgt. Jared René.
Chief Patrick Phelan said he could not provide any details of a criminal investigation being conducted by another agency. He said he was aware of the investigation when Casey resigned.
The charges are apparently not linked to Casey's employment.
According to court documents, Department of Homeland Security investigators looking into peer-to-peer file sharing programs in 2012 identified a user making available numerous files with digital fingerprints linked to child porn with an IP address that traced back to Casey. While agents downloaded a file apparently containing child pornography from that IP address at the time, no judicial action followed.
However, in March 2014, when an agent was again investigating P2P file sharing services, the agent came across a user — with an IP address that also later traced back to Casey — who had 64 porn-associated files available for download. The agent downloaded five of the video files, and determined that four of them "contained depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct."
A search warrant was executed at Casey's home on Long Pond Road on April 22 and two laptop computers were seized, according to court documents. Investigators found the same P2P downloading program that agents had used on one of the computers, and they also found digital links and other traces showing that child pornography had at one time been present on the computer.
A second computer taken from Casey's home, which investigators say had registered user information that not only linked back to Casey but also to his profession, contained "multiple images depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct," including at least one image of a female infant being violated by an adult male.
Casey was arrested on Sept. 17 in Iowa and is scheduled to appear Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman in Rochester.

SCATS ~~ How ludicrous that the head of GCSD "security" (also a former Greece cop) claims parents want a system to keep Registered Sex Offenders out of the schools, especially when this had NOT been an issue. Plus, we had another Greece cop, the K-9 handler, who picked up young men from the internet, bought them drinks (illegally) ... etc. Now, we find another cop was allowed to possess child porn for 2 YEARS without intervention!! MAYBE parents should be more worried about the cops (SRO's) IN the schools! 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This all occurred under Baxter's watch. Are the pieces to the puzzle starting to fit together? Why Baxter is no longer here? The white Knight has dirt on his hands.

SCATS said...

To 7:10PM ~~ The "dirt" you refer to goes far beyond these cops. Let's not forget about the looney-tune badge bunny who cried "Rape!" ... and he believed her.

Anonymous said...

Your rationale on this issue is mind boggling . You seem to be saying since we have not had an incident involving a sex offender in our schools, we should not be taking measures to prevent this from taking place. Is this what you are saying? If so , you are way off base on this one.
On the flip side of your thinking, if an incident of
this nature were to take place, you would be bashing the district for not having a policy in place to have prevented it from happening.
That kind of thinking goes hand in hand with not placing a traffic control device at location until there is a fatal consequence at that site.
I applaud the district for taking this initiative and the foresight on behalf of the safety of my children in this regard.

SCATS said...

To 3:25PM ~~ Actually, my rationale is entirely rational, instead of an emotional (i.e. kneejerk response) to something that has NOT been a problem. You need to read what I stated on the thread about the new system (and expense) that will do little to make Greece schools safer.

I don't fear the KNOWN (i.e. REGISTERED sex offenders). I fear the ones that haven't been caught yet. Chances are they know your kid, because they are often family, or friends of family who use that connection to gain trust.

Anonymous said...

Consider the current security staff, where the leaders came from, and what disease infected those departments. Why retirements, and new careers?

Anonymous said...

BS An ounce of prevention! is worth a pound of cure! What ever the cost it's worth it. Actually, I fear the drunk driver that hasn't been caught yet that could kill me or my family. Both fit your criteria of the unknown factor. Prevention of any kind is better than none at all, wouldn't you agree?

SCATS said...

To 2:13PM ~~ Nope, I do not agree. Not all situations are created equal. The $$ spent on this would have been better spent getting SRO's into more buildings for longer hours. Bullying, fights, theft & destruction of property are MUCH GREATER ISSUES inside Greece schools than keeping Registered Sex Offenders out ever was.

As for BS, I wear waders reading the incoming comments. That's my ounce of prevention ;)

Anonymous said...

So much for the vetting component of the hiring process and I do not mean the Towns process. These people are supposed to have had a thorough background investigation, been evaluated by psychologists, spent almost one year in the training process under "intense scrutiny". I believe that the breakdown is having Police Officers and retired Police Officers as the only individuals responsible tor the training and evaluation of the officer candidates.An interesting aside,I believe that an officer involved in the Merritt Rahn debacle was also a class counselor for a Police Academy Class at MCC. The overarching issue to me is who watches the watchers. I think that civilian oversight of this process is long overdue. By civilian I do not mean retired law enforcement types who are having a second career. I believe that all police officer candidates should be interviewed and vetted by a candidate review board comprised of citizens representative of the community they are going to serve. We are paying the bill for this and deserve no less. The non discovery or cover up of character flaws of this type is unacceptable.

SCATS said...

To 1:07PM ~~ Often a case of the fox guarding the henhouse. I don't subscribe to the notion that spending $$ to keep convicted sex offenders out of the schools is money well spent partially because the problems we've had with this in Greece were typically from DISTRICT employees ... we've seen certain cops are no better.

Anonymous said...

Greece Police Officer William Clark ( Retired ) is also a registered sex offender the was prosecuted several years ago for molesting a young child

SCATS said...

To 6:56PM ~~ The only person with a similar name that I'm finding on the Registry from Monroe County is someone who goes by Willie and victimized a 29 yr. old.