Members of the Onondaga County Abused Persons Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested and charged a Liverpool man following an internet sex case investigation.
Daniel R. Finocchiaro, 27, of 6 Avon Parkway, Apt. 5, Liverpool, was arrested Nov. 18 by detectives in the Abused Persons Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force yesterday. The investigation took place over the last few months and showed Finocchiaro had met two females, ages 12 and 13, through an online social network.
Finocchiaro engaged in online communications with the females and was able to entice them into meeting with him in person at one point. During one of those meetings Finocchiaro engaged in a criminal sexual activity with one of the juvenile females.
Finocchiaro was charged with second-degree rape (Class D Felony), first-degree disseminating indecent material (Class D Felony), second-degree sexual abuse (Class A Misdemeanor) and endangering the welfare of a child (Class A Misdemeanor).
He was arraigned in the Town of Clay Justice Court and remanded to the Onondaga County Justice Center on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bail bond.
Upon his arrest, further information was developed that there may be more victims.
Anyone having any information about Finocchiaro having contact with juveniles, either in person or online, is asked to call the Onondaga County Sheriff's Abused Persons Unit at 435-3092.