11 October 2022
Major Eugene J. Staniszewski
Troop A Commander



On September 26th, 2022, New York State Police members arrested John Peterson, 38, of Frewsburg, NY for Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, and 10 counts of Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation out of SP Jamestown received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Cyber Tip line that between December 2020 and March 2022, multiple pornographic files of underage subjects had been uploaded to electronic devices belonging to Peterson. A search warrant was executed at Peterson’s residence, during which time a deserialized loaded 9MM handgun and two electronic devices were seized. The Troop A Computer Crime Unit analyzed the devices and confirmed the images were present. Peterson was arrested and processed at SP Jamestown.

Peterson was issued Appearance Tickets.

Peterson is scheduled to appear in the town of Carroll Court on a later date.


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