On February 12, 2009, officers of the Cortland City Police Department and the State University of New York at Cortland executed a search warrant at one of the residence halls. The search warrant was the result of a weeklong investigation by City Police into allegation of a male college student sending sexually explicit images to young females.
The search warrant was executed at approximately 9:00 PM at room 302 Hayes Hall, which is located at 32 Neubig Road, on the SUNY Cortland Campus. Officers collected evidence, including a lap top computer, web cam, Ipod, cellular phone, and various media storage devices. It is alleged the male used this equipment to send nude images of himself to three females less than 17 years of age, while engaging them in sexually explicit conversations. The investigation also revealed the male had sexual contact with at least one of the females.
Steven J. Estremera, 18, of 94 Horseshoe Road, Millbrook New York, was charged with the following:
Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors in the Second Degree
Class E Felony 3 counts
Endangering the Welfare of a Child
Class A Misdemeanor 3 counts
Class A Misdemeanor 2 counts
Estremera, who is a freshman at the university, is currently in the custody of the Cortland City Police awaiting arraignment in Cortland City Court.
The equipment obtained during the search warrant will be transported to the Broome County Security Division, Computer Analysis and Technical Service Unit, where analysis will be performed to extract any evidence stored in the devices.