Employee Of New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Arrested On Child Porn Charges
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Employee Of New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Arrested On Child Porn Charges

A member of the Young Democrats and a staffer of New York City mayor Bill de Blasio was found to be in possession of thousands of child porn pictures and videos, according to the New York Post.

Police officers allegedly cuffed 29-year-old Jacob Schwartz on charges related to the disturbing imagery on Thursday, which was reportedly discovered after the accused personally handed his device over to police officers with written instructions to search its contents on March 29 of this year.

“Jacob Schwartz [was] allegedly keeping more than 3,000 disgusting images and 89 videos on a laptop after downloading the filth from the internet,” the Daily Mail further details.

Lawyer and notable Democratic insider Arthur Schwartz, Jacob’s father, would go on to refer to his son’s situation as being a “personal tragedy” to both the accused and his entire family.

“I understand these are serious charges,” Mr. Schwartz remarked at his son’s arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court Thursday night.

“He’s already in therapy for this,” the accused’s father went on to say.

Sources for the NYPD (New York Police Dept.) told the Post that Schwartz voluntarily turned himself in early Thursday morning to the computer crimes unit of Manhattan’s 13th Precinct.

Following his arraignment later that evening, Schwartz was released on $7,500 bond after first being officially charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child under 16, which are both felonies.

Before his entry into politics, Jacob Schwartz was an alum of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and successfully auditioned to join the a cappella singing group, On Tap, who went on to perform for Celebrity Infinity cruise ships.

An online biography from Schwartz’s official website recently noted him as being the current president of the organization, Manhattan Young Democrats, as well as the current downstate region vice president of the New York State Young Democrats.

All likenesses of Jacob have apparently been removed from both organizations’ websites since news of his arrest broke.

“[The accused] got involved in politics at a young age, helping his father campaign for Democratic district leader in Greenwich Village,” the newspaper also states.

“He is presently employed as a computer programmer analyst in the city Department of Design and Construction, where he works on the Hurricane Sandy recovery program and makes over $66,000 a year. He was hired after interning there in 2015, under the de Blasio administration.”

That shared drive, however, once led to the elder Schwartz also having a run-in with the law in 2015, when it was discovered that Arthur had illegally removed surveillance equipment from the front door of a 93-year-old client who was looking to sue her supposedly shifty landlord, with Mr. Schwartz’s help.

“Prosecutors [eventually] agreed to drop felony grand larceny charges in exchange for Arthur Schwartz paying $720 in restitution,” the Post reported.

In a semi-related mention, the man who was forced to drop out of the mayoral race against de Blasio in 2013, Anthony Weiner, may have lost a major book deal, along with his possible freedom.

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Disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner reportedly lost a huge business deal as a result of his recent legal troubles. [Image by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Stringer/Getty Images]

Journalists for Page Six note that the disgraced former congressman was working on releasing a tell-all book with publishing agency Foundry Literary + Media last September, when reports of a “sexting” relationship with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl first began to make the media rounds.

Reps for Foundry decided to “cool” the option until the buzz surrounding the controversy died down, but the door reportedly closed for good last week after Weiner accepted a guilty plea to felony charges related to his racy interactions with the teen. He has yet to be officially sentenced.

Mayor de Blasio refused to comment on Jacob Schwartz’s child porn arrest during a news conference at Orchard Beach in the Bronx on Friday.

[Featured Image by Drew Angerer/Getty Images]

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