Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

Poughkeepsie Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Steven Schwartz

WAPPINGER – New York State Police from the Wappinger barracks arrested Steven Schwartz, age 53, of Poughkeepsie, on Feb. 9, 2018, for six counts of Possession of a Sexual Performance by a Child, a class E felony.

On Jan 26, 2018, SP Wappinger initiated an investigation into alleged inappropriate comments made by a teacher to a student in the Wappingers Central School District.

According to authorities, the alleged incident was reported to have occurred at Fishkill Plains Elementary School where Schwartz is employed as a teacher.

An investigation by the state police, in conjunction with the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center and with assistance from the Wappinger Central School District, alleges that Schwartz possessed images of child pornography on personally owned electronic devices.

Schwartz was arraigned before the Town of Poughkeepsie Court and remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

Schwartz is next scheduled to appear before the court at a later date.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the New York State Police at 845-677-7300.

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