A grandmother confessed to drugging and molesting her grandson on Skype for an NYPD sergeant she met on the Ashley Madison website for cheaters, prosecutors say. The unidentified 52-year-old grandmother reportedly posed as a woman named “Jennie Ashley” and “Jennie Needed” during the online chats with Sergeant Alberto Randazzo, 38.
The grandmother’s identity has been withheld from the media to protect the privacy of her sexually molested grandson. The Massachusetts woman reportedly married in 2011, but was single again when she met Sergeant Randazzo on Ashley Madison.
The NYPD sergeant reportedly “enticed” the grandmother to drug and molest the grandson, whom she had custody of at the time of the Skype chat sessions.
The chats and videos and between Alberto Randazzo, the grandmother, and other women were ultimately discovered by the NYPD sergeant’s then-girlfriend — who reported the activity to law enforcement officials. The grandson was removed from the custody of the grandmother and placed “in another home.” The little boy’s mother, the daughter of the confessed child molester, has “mental health challenges,” according to court documents.
After being arrested on child abuse and child molestation charges, the grandmother allegedly confessed to the sexual abuse of her grandson on “more than one” occasion. The child was reportedly drugged with medicines such as Melatonin, Benadryl, and Ambien, so that he would comply with the sexual touches of his grandmother and guardian.
After the grandmother sent NYPD sergeant a photo of her face and breasts, Randazzo reportedly replied, “Omg, now I know why (the victim) is in love with them.”
The 52-year-old grandmother was arraigned in federal court in Brooklyn on Tuesday. According to a report by the New York Daily News, she looked “distraught and wept.” The judge in the child sexual molestation case has not yet ruled on defense attorney Christopher Stella’s request to release the woman on $150,000 bail.
Both Sergeant Alberto Randazzo and the grandmother face up to 15 years in prison if they are found guilty on the sexual exploitation of a child charges. The NYPD sergeant faces additional charges for allegedly soliciting a Colorado woman to abuse her infant son on video for him. The former Midtown NYC Precinct officer was suspended without pay after his child molestation arrest.
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