Retired city police officer Warren S. Maas, the department’s former DARE officer, has been charged with possessing child pornography on his computer.
State police arrested the 55-year-old Maas on Jan. 17 following a seven-month investigation by its Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Computer Crimes Unit, along with the Fulton County District Attorney’s office. Investigators said Maas had at least a dozen images on his computer.
Maas was arraigned in Mayfield Town Court on one count of possessing a sexual performance by a child, a class E felony punishable by a prison sentence of up to 1-1/3 to 4 years. Bail was set at $3,000 cash or $6,000 bond. He was scheduled to appear again this morning in Johnstown City Court.
Maas retired about 11 years ago after serving 20 years with the city police department.
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