A Fishkill man charged with child pornography last week was arrested again Wednesday after cops said they found more child porn on computers they seized and identified the girls in the photos and videos.

John Georges, 21, initially was arrested Feb. 4 and was released under electronic monitoring after authorities arraigned him on a felony charge of possessing a sexual performance by a child.

When State Police investigators executed a search warrant on Georges' Fishkill home, they seized "numerous electronic devices" as evidence. State Police were tipped off by investigators from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which said it traced child pornography downloads to Georges' computer.

The task force provides training, resources and investigative assistance to police departments and prosecutors across the nation, helping them prevent and investigate cases involving child abuse and child pornography. In the Georges case, the ICAC investigators accompanied State Police as they served the search warrant.

After taking the computers and electronic devices as evidence, State Police Investigators Daniel Smith and Noreen Winterfeldt were notified by State Police computer forensic experts that they'd found more child pornography on those hard drives than previously thought -- including "numerous other pictures and videos involving what appeared to be young teens," State Police said.

The investigators used school contacts and Facebook to identify several of the girls and contact their parents. The parents are cooperating in the investigation, police said.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

On Wednesday, State Police investigators returned to Georges' home and arrested him again, adding new charges, including two felony counts of using a child in a sexual performance and two felony counts of unlawful surveillance, as well as misdemeanor sexual misconduct.

Unlawful surveillance is defined in the state penal code as installing a device "to surreptitiously view, broadcast or record a person dressing or undressing or the sexual or other intimate parts" when a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy. The law applies whether the accused records a victim for "amusement, entertainment or profit" or for "sexual arousal or sexual gratification," according to state law.

Police did not say whether the victims are from the Dutchess County area and did not detail the circumstances in which Georges allegedly recorded video or photos of the victims. However, Georges was arraigned in both the Village of Fishkill and Town of Wappinger courts, suggesting the alleged crimes occurred in both municipalities.

@Newsday

Georges' father, reached by phone Wednesday night, said his son was represented by Wappingers Falls-based attorney Thomas Davis. Attempts to reach Davis by phone and email were unsuccessful. The elder Georges said his son was living at home and said the family was having difficulty coping with the allegations and the earlier police raid.

Georges was sent to Dutchess County Jail with bail set at $150,000.