Ashley Quiroa, 33, of Waldwick, New Jersey (formerly of 46 Pascack Road, Pearl River) was convicted this of two counts of possession of an obscene sexual performance by a child, class E felonies. Quiroa was found guilty of possessing pornographic videos of children as young as seven depicted in a sexual manner or performing sexual acts.
In June, 2010, New York State Police provided information to the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department Computer Crimes Task Force regarding an Internet Protocol (IP) address traced to 46 Pascack Road, Pearl River, from which child pornography had been viewed via online file-sharing software.
On October 14, 2010, as part of the continuing investigation, detectives interviewed Quiroa, who admitted to downloading several disturbing videos of children being sexually abused on his notebook computer, located in his bedroom. According to the charges, the defendant provided a written statement to the detectives indicating he was “curious.”
Quiroa faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison when sentenced on February 11, 2014. Upon release, he is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act (Megan’s Law). The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John W. McGowan and Senior Assistant District Attorney Richard K. Moran.