Police: Man arrested for possessing child porn, attempted rape

COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Colonie Police Department arrested a man they say possessed child pornography.

Daniel Planty, 23, of Schenectady, N.Y., was arrested and charged with possessing a sexual performance by a child, second-degree attempted rape, and second-degree attempted criminal sex act.

Planty was arraigned and remanded to the Albany County Jail.

Police say Planty was arrested after an investigation by the agency’s Computer Crimes Unit.

Mohonasen Central School District issued this statement regarding the arrest:

“Mohonasen Central School District has been informed that a former lifeguard and water safety instructor has been arrested and charged with possessing a sexual performance by a child, second-degree attempted rape, and second-degree attempted criminal sex act. The individual graduated from Mohonasen High School and was employed by the district between September 2012 and May 2015 on a part-time basis.

District administration confirms that appropriate protocol was followed during the hiring process for this individual, which included state and federal fingerprint clearance conducted by the New York State Education Department.

The district has no record of any complaint of inappropriate conduct about the former employee during his employment at Mohonasen Central School District. He has not worked for the district since May 2015.

“It is the practice of Mohonasen to have multiple water safety instructors and/or lifeguards on duty during swimming instruction classes for children,” said Superintendent Dr. Kathleen A. Spring. “The safety and well-being of our students is always the highest priority in our schools and school programs.”

If parents ever have any questions or concerns, they may contact Superintendent Spring at (518) 356-8200.

Parents with concerns or information regarding this individual should contact the Colonie Police Department at (518) 783-2754.”

 

 

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