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02/20/2013 01:44 pm ET

Alberto Randazzo, NYPD Sergeant, Arrested On Child Porn Charges (VIDEO)

A sergeant with the New York Police Department was arrested Monday on child pornography charges after police allegedly found a cache of illegal videos on his computer.

As the New York Daily News writes, Sgt. Alberto Randazzo, a 15-year veteran of the NYPD, was charged with use of a child in a sexual performance, promoting sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child.

CBS New York reports that Randazzo appeared in Queens Criminal Court Tuesday. The station notes that Randazzo allegedly "used Internet chat rooms to instruct an unidentified woman how to perform sex acts with infants and toddlers."

Police are still looking into the woman with whom Randazzo allegedly communicated via video chat. Eleven child porn videos were seized from Randazzo's laptop, according to WPIX. The sergeant's voice was allegedly identified in some videos.

According to the news outlet, Randazzo allegedly directed "a naked, female adult to sexually abuse an infant in diapers, and another little boy who was no more than one or 2 years old," in one instance instructing the woman to put her hand inside an infant's diaper and "talk dirty to him."

If convicted, Randazzo could face 15 years in prison.

This is the latest scandal to rock the NYPD recently. Last year, Gilberto Valle, the so-called "cannibal cop," was arrested after his plans to allegedly kill and eat women he met on the Internet were uncovered. Earlier this week, Valle's defense struck a blow when a judge refused to admit "gruesome" evidence against him.

In June 2012, former NYPD officer Michael Pena admitted to raping a school teacher in 2011, months after a jury failed to convict him.

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