FBI Seeks Public’s Assistance in an Investigation Regarding the Sexual Abuse of Minors
On July 7, 2014, Vincent J. Calamia was arrested on charges related to the production and possession of child pornography. The criminal complaint, filed in the Eastern District of New York, alleges that between approximately 2005 and the date of his arrest, Calamia engaged in sexually explicit conduct with minors and possessed and produced child pornography. The complaint further alleges that approximately 10 videos seized from the defendant’s computer depict the defendant engaging in sexual contact with boys who appear to be as young as between 15 and 17 years old.
If convicted, Calamia faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years for each child victimized during the offense. Further investigation has revealed that instances of sexual abuse of children by Calamia may have occurred as early as 1982 and that the number of victims is significantly more than initially contemplated.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact law enforcement immediately.
The FBI’s 24-hour hotline is 212-384-1000.
This matter is being jointly investigated by the FBI’s Long Island Gang Task Force; Nassau County Police Department; Suffolk County Police Department; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The public is reminded that a criminal complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.