By: News 12 Staff
A West Islip man has been arrested for possessing child pornography, according to authorities.
Police say Nicholas Pedagno, 73, was posing as a younger person on at least eight different social media accounts across seven platforms.
Following a search of his iPad, detectives say his username included lisabutterfly2, love361569 and others.
Neighbors with children were stunned to hear of the accusations.
“I think it’s terrible, it’s not something you want on your block,” says West Islip resident Mike Robertson. “My kids walk home from school down that road every day.”