Canandaigua child rape suspect also charged with possessing and sharing child porn

ONTARIO COUNTY, N.Y. — A Canandaigua man recently accused of raping a child is also accused of having child pornography.

According to a criminal complaint, Joshua Abril-Alicea, 28, shared child porn on Snapchat. The complaint also said the girl he’s accused of raping sent him naked pictures of herself. He is charged with receipt and or distribution of child porn as well as possession.

Abril-Alicea was arrested on April 26 after being observed by state police with a girl under the age of 17 leaving his apartment. The District Attorney’s office said the young girl corroborated the allegations of assault.

The D.A.’s office says officials have raised concerns that there may be additional victims influenced by Abril-Alicea. Currently, this case is receiving attention from both state and federal agencies.

Authorities urge anyone with related information to contact the state police.

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