Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 43-year-old Valley Stream man who served as a New York City school guidance counselor and teacher’s union representative admitted Tuesday to exchanging child porn over the Internet, federal authorities announced.John Capuano pleaded guilty to transportation of child pornography in interstate and foreign commerce before US Magistrate Judge Gary R. Brown at federal court in Central Islip. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.“This crime was particularly egregious in that Capuano was a school guidance counselor entrusted with ensuring the safety and well-being of children while he at the same time was victimizing them by distributing images of child pornography,” Robert Capers, US Attorney for the Easter District of New York, said in a statement.Capuano’s guilty plea stems from an undercover investigation last April in which authorities discovered that child porn involving kids as young as three years old had been posted to a chat room by Capuano. Investigators traced the information to Capuano, and a search warrant was executed at his Valley Stream home on May 28, 2015.It was during that search that authorities said Capuano admitted to trading child porn through an app on at least two devices, one of which was used for teacher’s union business, authorities said.Capuano has been in federal custody ever since his arrest last year.Prosecutors did not announce a sentencing date.
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Cambridge City, IN— A Richmond man was killed Friday morning when the SUV he was driving drove left of center on SR 1 and hit a box truck head-on. Pendleton Troopers and Wayne County Deputies were called to SR 1, just north of Delaware St. in Cambridge City, around 11 a.m. this morning for a report of a two-vehicle crash with serious injuries.The preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Dan Jones indicates a 2019 Honda CRV, driven by Nathan Bennett, 22, of Richmond, was southbound on SR 1 when for an unknown reason the vehicle drove left of center. The CRV hit a northbound box truck, driven by Carl Sawicki, 59, of Kitchener, Ontario, head-on, with the front driver’s side of the CRV impacting the driver’s side front of the truck.The driver of the CRV, Nathan Bennett, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the CRV, Rachel Morrell, 32, of Milton, was taken by medical helicopter to a hospital in Indianapolis with unknown injuries. The driver of the truck, Carl Sawicki, was taken to Reid Health Hospital in Richmond with what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries.