Northport Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

A Northport man was arrested Tuesday morning on charges of possession of child pornography.

Following an investigation, detectives from the Suffolk County Police Computer Crimes Unit arrested Kurt Desch at his home at about 7:15 a.m. on charges of possessing child pornography, both videos and still photos, on his computer.

Desch, 63, a former teacher, 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 later Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Computer Crimes Unit at 631-852-6579.

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