Cyber tip leads to an Auburn man’s arrest for child pornography

An Auburn man was arrested Monday afternoon for the possession of child pornography, following a cyber tip made in May.

Trooper Mark O’Donnell, a state police information officer, said Tuesday that the state police got the tip through the National Center for Mission and Exploited Children’s CyberTipline in May.

“We work closely with organizations like that,” O’Donnell said, “we get a lot of those.”

Following the tip, O’Donnell said that Auburn State Police conducted an investigation of Gary Dellostritto, 37, looked into Dellostritto’s social media usage and interviewed people.

“It is still currently an ongoing investigation,” said Auburn State Police Investigator William Treat, who is handling the investigation, on Tuesday.

Treat said that “the arrest came upon the interview of Mr. Dellostritto,” explaining that he was asked to come into the Auburn Police Department in Aurelius for an interview and was subsequently arrested based on the information that was discovered.

Dellostritto was charged with acting in a manner to injure a child under the age of 17, a misdemeanor, and the possession of sexual performance by a child, a class E felony.

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