Alberto Randazzo, 39, of Astoria was a former police Sergeant for the NYPD. He pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of conspiracy to sexually exploit a child and a single count of receipt of child pornography, according to QNS.
The former sergeant used an online dating profile to pick up women, and convince them to molest their children, asking them to send him pictures of the sexual acts.
Randazzo faces a minimum of 15 years with a maximum of 30 in prison for each of the the vicious counts.
As stated by Robert L. Capers (United States attorney for Eastern District of New York), according to QNS, Randazzo has profiles with such online dating sites as AshleyMadison.com and Match.com, and used those sites to pick up and convince mothers to abuse their children sexually and send him pictures so he could watch. The disturbing occurrences took place from 2010 to 2013, after which in February of 2013 Randazzo’s then girlfreind guessed the password to his phone, after suspecting him of being a pedophile and saw the text messages. According to DailyMail, she then looked through is computer, seeing emails with pictures attached of the abuse taking place.
Investigating police also found Skype conversations where Randazzo got women to molest their children for him.
When asked about it, Randazzo admitted that he had a sexual preference for mothers having sex with their children.
A following investigation by the Internal Affairs Bureau of the NYPD found images along with videos of child pornography, including videos made by Randazzo himself. According to QNS Randazzo was arrested and charged in criminal court.
The investigation also revealed Skpe converstations where a woman was seen drugging a boy before molesting him. The woman has not been identified in order to protect the victim, according to DailyMail.
Randazzo had been a 15 year veteran of the NYPD at the time, and while on bail special agents discovered Randazzo was downloading even more child pornography, leading to a federal investigation with charges.
The investigation of Randazzo and hopefully the mothers who agreed to such vile acts against their own children will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tyler Smith and Moira Kim Penza.