For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Incident: Northport Man Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography
Location: 3 Space Court, Northport
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at approximately 7:15 a.m.

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Northport man for possession of child pornography.


Following an investigation, Computer Crimes Unit detectives arrested Kurt Desch at his home, located at 3 Space Court, at approximately 7:15 a.m. for possessing child pornography, both videos and still photos, on his computer.


Desch, 63, was charged with Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child, a Class E Felony. Desch told detectives he retired from teaching at Eastern Suffolk BOCES in 2016.


Desch is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Computer Crimes Unit at 631-852-6279.


A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 19-141581
Suffolk County Police Department

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