Police: Guilderland man arrested for child porn, more victims possible

News
John Ruthosky Jr., 36, of Guilderland

John Ruthosky Jr., 36, of Guilderland

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Wednesday, October 20, New York State Police arrested John Ruthosky Jr., 36, of Guilderland in connection with a child pornography investigation. Police say Ruthosky was using the social media platform Kik and sharing child pornography.

The investigation began after a cyber tip by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Police say during its initial investigation, they found sexually explicit images and videos of young children on Ruthosky’s cell phone.

Charges:

  • Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child (felony)
  • Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance (felony)
  • Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child (felony)
  • Possession of a Sexual Performance by a Child (felony)

Additionally, Police say Ruthosky was charged with Sexual Misconduct (misdemeanor) for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with a dog. He was arraigned in Guilderland Town Court and remanded to Albany County Jail without bail.  

Police are investigating the possibility of additional victims. If you have any information, please contact the New York State Police at (518) 477-9333.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download our news app

App Store Link
Google Play Link
REMARKABLE WOMEN_2022_NOMINATE

Latest PODCAST episode

More PODCAST: On the Story with Trishna Begam
CHECK OUT OUR NEW APP FEATURES

Latest COVID-19 News

More COVID-19