Acting Major R. Christopher West
Troop G Commander
On August 19, 2020, State Police in Clifton Park, with the assistance of the Troop G Computer Crimes Unit, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, arrested 20-year-old Luke P. Dashnaw of Clifton Park, for Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child (D felony) and Possessing a Sexual Performance by Child (E felony).
Dashnaw is accused of possessing and promoting images consistent with child sexual exploitation via the internet. His arrest followed an investigation stemming from a cyber tip received by the New York State Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He was taken into custody at his residence.
Dashnaw was arraigned in Halfmoon Town Court and released on his own recognizance. He is due back in court on a later date.