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Veteran city worker busted for having horrific child porn on home computer

Posted at 9:18 PM, Jan 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-29 11:27:21-05

QUEENS,  NY — (PIX11)  A supervisor working for the city’s Department of Transportation was busted by the FBI for stashing horrendous images of child porn on his home computer.  And he admitted to the feds that he used binoculars to look at children at Public School 49 in Middle Village, across the street from his second-floor apartment.

49-year-old Anthony Spagnuolo had only recently rented the apartment in a private home on 79th Street in Middle Village.

“We were not notified from the school that this even happened,” a clearly upset Donna Pagan said outside the school on  Friday.  “We should have been told this was going on!”

Spagnuolo’s been working with the city’s DOT since 1986.  FBI agents turned up at Spagnuolo’s home on Wednesday, armed with search warrants.

The agents seized two computers and found a hard drive marked with a black X.  On the hard drive, they discovered three, extremely disturbing photos.

One of the pictures showed a two or three year old girl with a man’s penis in her mouth.  Another showed a nude girl, who appeared to be five or six years old, lying on a bed.  Written across the girl’s body, in red lettering, were the words “slut hurt me.”

A third picture depicted an adult man holding his penis against a two year old girl’s vagina.  Donna Pagan said, “That’s pretty sick for the neighborhood.  This is a decent neighborhood.  But they [porn collectors] are everywhere.”

Spagnuolo had a Facebook page, and on it, PIX11 News found a curious photo of a French advertisement for children’s clothing, with several attractive youngsters frolicking on a beach.

He’s being held in the Brooklyn Detention Center, since his Wednesday arrest.

Public School 49 has students from kindergarten to eighth grade.  When we asked principal, Anthony Lombardi, when he learned of the arrest, he told PIX11 News the FBI notified him Thursday.

The PTA president, Alicia Vaichunas, was talking to Lombardi in the schoolyard Friday and said later, “As soon as he knows more, I’m sure he’ll notify the parents.”