Former Johnstown DARE officer arrested on child porn charges

Retired Johnstown police officer Warren S. Maas, the department's former DARE officer, has been char
Warren Maas
Warren Maas

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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