New Rochelle Police Officer Arrested in Sex Sting

The officer allegedly sent a sexually explicit video of himself to a "15-year-old" with whom he was "chatting."

A New Rochelle police officer was arrested for allegedly trying to send a sexually explicit video to an undercover investigator posing as a 15-year-old girl.

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore said Matthew Melillo, 31, of North Avenue, was charged with attempted disseminating indecent material to a minor, a class "E" felony.

The district attorney's office said Melillo allegedly engaged an undercover investigator in a series of "chat" conversations over the Internet between Aug. 3 and Aug. 29.

During the "chats," the undercover investigator made it clear "she" was a "15-year-old girl." The DA's office said Melillo discussed specific sex acts he would engage in with the "minor."

Melillo also allegedly sent a video he claimed to be of himself in a sexual situation while "chatting" with the "15-year-old."

He was arrested Tuesday by investigators from the DA's office and was arraigned that night by a White Plains City Court judge. His bail was set at $1,000.

Melillo is scheduled to appear in City Court Wednesday. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison.

Susan Mea September 13, 2012 at 01:25 PM
One of many New Rochelle's finest I am sure!
P September 18, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Let this show all of us the value of integrity. We can all quickly judge, and where do we all show one face to the world and keep another secret? Where do we feel a certain way and feel entitled or self serving? This is not a message condoning any action, it is one to say this simply lacks integrity with who this man truly is, and he is more than this.


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