Cops: Elmont man faces child-porn charges

Jonathan J. Silva, 28, of Elmont, was arrested Jonathan J. Silva, 28, of Elmont, was arrested on five counts of promoting the sexual performance of a child and five counts of possession of the sexual performance of a child, Nassau County police said. (Jan. 22, 2013) Photo Credit: NCPD

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A man was arrested Tuesday at his home in Elmont on charges he possessed -- and, promoted -- child pornography, police said.

Jonathan J. Silva, 28, of 340 Kirkman Ave., was remanded on $50,000 bail, cash or bond, at his arraignment Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead. He is due back in court on Friday.

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Police arrested Silva on five counts of promoting the sexual performance of a child and five counts of possession of the sexual performance of a child

Police said Silva had used an online file-sharing network to obtain access to and promote "numerous videos containing sexual acts" by a child.

He was arrested at his home without incident at about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

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