SUFFERN, NY – Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh II announced the indictment of a Suffern man by a Rockland County Grand Jury for Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child. The indictment is the result of a joint investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Andrew Perkins, 36, of Suffern New York was indicted on fifty-two counts of Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child (Felony). This investigation was conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a group comprised of the New York State Police, federal agencies, Rockland County District Attorney’s Office, and other local law enforcement who work together to identify and prosecute individuals who use the internet to exploit children. Perkins can face up to one and one-half to three years in state prison on each count.
Perkins was arraigned in Rockland County Court yesterday by the Honorable Judge Kevin Russo. Bail was set at $25,000. The case is being prosecuted by Executive Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Devlin and Senior Assistant District Attorney Gerard Damiani III.
District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh, II. said, “There are not many crimes that shock the senses, but this is one of them. My office has joined the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to help root out these predators. I commend the hard work of all the agencies that investigated this case.“