MAN CHARGED WITH EXPLOITING CHILDREN
Suffolk Life/Michelle Pirraglia
Robert L. Allen, a 45 year old Centereach man, was arrested after he engaged in sexuallyexplicit online chats with a detective posing as a 14 year old girl. Allen, of 41 Milford Lane,performed a sex act via a Web camera and chatted about sexually abusing other children with someonehe believed to be an underage girl. He has been charged with first degree attempted disseminationof indecent material to minors. Police said they found child pornography and additional sexuallyexplicit chats with other children on Allen's computers. He was arrested again Friday and chargedwith two counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child. He was arraigned and releasedwithout bail. The investigation, along with online undercover investigations, are continuing,police said. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Suffolk County PoliceDepartment Computer Crimes Section at 852-6279 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All callswill be kept confidential.
Allen used the screen name LONG_ISLAND_GUY44
(Centereach, New York)