06 August 2021
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander

On August 5, 2021 state police from the Highland barracks arrested John H. Braunlein, age 74 from the town of Esopus for 20 counts of Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child a class E felony.
The New York State Police Troop F Computer Crimes Unit (CCU) was notified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an obscene image was uploaded to an account owned by John Braunlein. An investigation by the Computer Crimes Unit confirmed that Braunlein did download and possess obscene images by a child. 
John Braunlein was released on an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Esopus Court on August 10, 2021 at 5 p.m.

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