Acting Major R. Christopher West
Troop G Commander
On August 26, 2020, State Police is Cobleskill, with the assistance of the Troop G Computer Crimes Unit, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, arrested 39-year-old Robert Weinberg of Schoharie for Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child (D felony), Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child (E felony), three counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd degree (D felony), and three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree (A misdemeanor).
Weinberg 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 and the execution of a search warrant at his residence. While carrying out the search warrant, Investigators also located an illegal assault rifle, two high capacity magazines, and a quantity of ecstasy and concentrated marijuana.
Weinberg was arraigned in the Schoharie Town Court and released on bail. He is due back in court on August 31, 2020 at 5:00pm.