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Police chief arrested for possession of child porn

WHITE PLAINS – The police chief in Mount Pleasant, was arrested on Thursday at his home on a federal charge of possession of child pornography.

Brian Fanelli, 54, of Mahopac, could get up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted.

It is alleged that from as early as October 2013 through January 2014, Fanelli used a peer-to-peer file sharing program to download more than 120 files containing images and videos believed to be child porn and made those files available to other such network users through his computer’s shared folder on the network program.

On three occasions, undercover Department of Homeland Security agents used the network to download from Fanelli’s computer files containing images and videos believed to contain child pornography.