Rotterdam man arrested for sexual abuse, child porn

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Rotterdam Detectives arrested Chandler B. Whittaker, 23, of Rotterdam, NY on Thursday, February 14.

On Wednesday, February 13, Rotterdam Detectives were contacted by an employee of Computer Repair and Technologies Inc. regarding questionable images on a customer’s laptop computer.

Detectives responded and were able to determine that the computer contained over one hundred images containing child pornography.

Also located on Whittaker’s computer was a video of he and an eight year old female having sexual contact.

A subsequent search warrant of Whittaker’s residence revealed an illegally modified AR 15 assault weapon, several illegal ammunition magazines, an electronic stun gun, two pairs of metal knuckles and 30.6 grams of marihuana.

Whittaker was charged with the following crimes:

  • 5 counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child, a class E felony.
  • Sexual abuse in the 1st degree, a class D felony.
  • 2 counts of criminal possession of a weapon 3rd degree, a D felony.
  • 2 counts of criminal possession of a weapon 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor.
  • Criminal possession of marihuana 5th degree, a class B misdemeanor.

Whittaker was arraigned before the Honorable James Bradshaw and remanded to the custody of the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office in lieu of bail.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges are possible.

Anyone who believes that their child may have been subjected to inappropriate contact by Whittaker is encouraged to contact Rotterdam Detectives at 518-355-7397.

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