Acting U.S. Attorney William F. Sweeney Jr. announced Thursday a former New York teacher had been charged with possessing child pornography.
Forty-one-year-old Craig Roffman of Manhattan, New York possessed electronic and hard copies of child pornography, which was recovered during a search warrant of his residence. Law enforcement officers recovered several thumb drives that contained about 3,000 files of child pornography, including images prepubescent children and infants engaged in sexual activity with adults, according to court documents.
“As alleged, Craig Roffman, a former teacher, was arrested yesterday in possession of thousands of electronic files containing child pornography,” said Sweeney. “Together with the FBI, we are committed to protecting children by prosecuting those who sexually exploit them.”
“How anyone can view a toddler or a baby in a sexual manner boggles the mind. Speaking as a parent to all other parents, we are the first line of defense for children who are barely able to feed themselves, let alone speak up when an adult abuses them in such grotesque ways,” said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. “If you believe your child came into contact with this subject, please call the FBI immediately at 212-384-5000.”