Kendall man could face federal prosecution for child pornography
KENDALL – A Kendall man, who was arrested in March on multiple charges related to sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of five girls ranging in age from 13 to 15, could now face federal charges for child pornography, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office is reporting today.
David P. Perry Sr., 67, of Norway Road was arrested on March 9 with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child, one count of criminal sexual act in the third degree, and one count of sexual abuse in the third degree.
Perry allegedly forced juvenile victims to smoke marijuana and drink alcoholic wine and vodka over several months in 2015. At times, the victims would reportedly consume these substances to the point of becoming impaired and intoxicated, Undersheriff Chris Bourke said.
Perry would allegedly make them undress, then he would perform various criminal sexual acts and sexual abuse. It is also alleged that Perry would force the victims to pose for pictures while undressed or partially dressed.
The initial allegations resulted in a search warrant that was executed in January 2016. A computer and portable hard drive were submitted to the Western New York Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory in Buffalo N.Y. for analysis, Bourke said today.
Upon receiving the report and analysis from WNYRCFL, and consultation with Orleans County District Attorney Joseph Cardone, Perry was arrested today and charged with 15 counts of possession of an obscene sexual performance by a child less than 16 years old.
Perry was arraigned by Town of Murray Justice Ted Spada, who set bail at $250,000 cash/bond.
Approximately 15,000 images of suspected child pornography were found on Perry’s devices that were submitted for analysis. Many of the images found were children between the ages of 2 and 9 years of age, Bourke said.
In addition to the charges in Orleans County, Bourke said that Sheriff’s investigators and The Orleans County District Attorney’s office will be working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo for possible federal prosecution as well.
Investigator Shannon Brett was assisted in this investigation by Investigator Ken Strickland of the Sheriff’s Office.
Perry is scheduled to return to the Town Of Kendall Court on May 16 at 5:30 p.m.