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Rocky Point Lacrosse Coach Arrested on Child Porn Charges

SeanMichael Pagano, the assistant coach for the Rocky Point High School boys lacrosse team, has been arrested on child pornography charges, according to a Newsday report

Pagano, who is also a New York State Police investigator, is accused of downloading several videos of young girls engaged in sexual acts, the report says, citing an FBI complaint against Pagano. 

Pagano, 37, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in federal court on Thursday and is being held without bail.  

Rocky Point Superintendent Michael Ring said the district was notified of Pagano's arrest on Thursday afternoon. 

"Prior to his December 2013 appointment, he cleared all background checks required for employment," Ring said of Pagano's hiring as an assistant coach. "This was his first season with the team and his only position within the district was in his part-time coaching capacity. He has been relieved of his duties as assistant coach."

Pagano, of Mount Sinai, has also been suspended without pay from his job with the State Police. 

brookhavenconfucius April 06, 2014 at 12:58 PM
He still, apparently, did this, and on a school computer, and there is a degree of STUPIDITY AND ARROGANCE, ABOUT IT !
knee jerk April 06, 2014 at 01:07 PM
I'm sure he had his sights set on becoming the girls LAX coach. Oh, well, too bad.
Richie P. April 06, 2014 at 09:57 PM
He related to Sag Harbor Police Sergeant Thomas Pagano?? Lol
Kim Westbay April 08, 2014 at 12:08 PM
As the mother of a 13 year old boy who attends that school, I must say I am amazed at how many people on here are more concerned about the "goverment" allowing this man to access the pornography than they are with the fact, that this man coached young children, has no-one heard about the coach in PA who was molesting boys for years? I am all for people being allowed to do whatever they want in the privacy of their own home. But, child pornography, Really? Is no-one distrurbed that a grown man is downloading and watching young children have sex? There is absolutely NOTHING sexual about an undeveloped boy or girl having sex, they are CHILDREN.. How many of you would be saying something different, if he had actually molested one of YOUR children?? If he is innocent, and for his sake I hope he is, than all the charges will be dropped. But, if he is not, I do not want this man teaching or coaching my son.
ARCH STANTON April 08, 2014 at 01:46 PM
HEY PD, SUE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE GOVERNMENT. I DON'T THINK SO. ACCORDING TO NEWSDAY, THE CASE AGAINST PAGANO BEGAN MARCH 2013, WHEN AGENTS RAIDED A HOME IN ALASKA AND OBSERVED THAT PAGANO HAD DOWNLOADED SEVERAL VIDEOS INVOLVING YOUNG GIRLS OVER A TWELVE MONTH PERIOD. IF THE EVIDENCE IS PROVEN TO BE FACT, LET JUSTICE TAKE IT'S COURSE.

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