Vinod Patel, a 49 year old state transportation worker, has been accused of keeping on his office computer a batch of child pornography, including some pictures he admitted taking himself. Patel, of East Meadow, was held without bail following arraignment in Queens on April 25, 2006. He was charged with possessing images of underage child sexual activity and faces four years in prison. Patel is already serving 15 years in prison for raping a young child.
Patel was sentenced on February 6, 2007, to up to 8 years in prison.