The White Plains Examiner

Tarrytown Man Sentenced for Disseminating Indecent Material to Minor

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Roshan SamuelRoshan Samuel (DOB 3/18/82) of Tarrytown was sentenced to five months shock probation followed by four years probation after conviction by a jury on March 14, 2016 of two counts of Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors in the First Degree, class “D” Felonies.

On or about and between October 21 – 23, 2014, at various times, in the Village of Elmsford, the defendant engaged in conversations of a sexual nature with a 14 year old girl at Alexander Hamilton High School. The defendant believed she was 16 years old. The conversations were in the form of text messages and voice calls through the Tango social media application.

On or about October 21, 2014, the defendant sent text messages to the child describing sexual acts and inviting her to engage in sexual activity with the defendant.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. the defendant went to the parking lot of Alexander Hamilton High School where the child was observed on video entering and exiting a motor vehicle driven by the defendant. At that time, there was no physical contact between the two.

On or about and between October 22 – 23, 2014, the defendant sent photographs of himself including two photographs of his genitals with explicit messages to the child indicating that he wanted to have sex with her.

School officials were notified by the victim’s mother about the social media contacts between the defendant and her daughter. Police were then notified. School officials were able to provide police with surveillance video of the parking lot encounter as well as screen shots from the cellphone used by the victim.

After an extensive investigation, the defendant was arrested on October 30, 2014 at the Village of Elmsford Police Department at approximately 1 p.m.

The defendant was remanded to the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla to serve the five months of shock probation.

Upon his release he will have to serve out his four year probation under sex offender conditions to include having his name placed on the sex offender registry.

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