Prosecutors: Registered sex offender had hundreds of lewd photos, videos of children

By: News 12 Staff

A registered sex offender accused of possessing child porn was in court Friday.

Prosecutors say Keith Schoelermann, 29, had hundreds of lewd photos and videos of children.

Schoelermann was having a routine check when the evidence was found, according to police.

Prosecutors in court said he had a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, which was not registered to him, where they found hundreds of pornographic images of children.

Police also obtained a search warrant for his home on Grove Road in Mastic Beach following the discovery.

Schoelermann faces a mandatory seven-year imprisonment if convicted on the top charge.

The charges he faces include possessing a sexual performance of a child and promoting a sexual performance of a child.

Schoelermann was held on $200,000 cash and $500,000 bond.

He is due back in court on May 24.