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Area Man Charged With Child Porn

Felipe M. Ramon, 30, of Pawling
Felipe M. Ramon, 30, of Pawling Photo Credit: Dutchess County Sheriff's Office

A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after being charged with soliciting child porn from a child less than 17 years old, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.

Felipe M. Ramon, 30, of Pawling, was arrested on Tuesday following an investigation by the Sheriff's Office along with the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center, said Capt. John Watterson.

Ramon is accused of soliciting pornographic photos from and sending photos to, a child less than 17 years old via social media sites and a cell phone., Watterson said.

The victim is known to Ramon, and all further details about them and the case are being withheld to protect their privacy, he said.

Ramon was charged with nine counts each of felony use of a child in a sexual performance; possession of a sexual performance by a child; and promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child, police said.

He is being held at the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

The Sheriff's Office is also asking anyone who has any information about this case or similar incidents involving Ramon are urged to contact Deputy Ben Sistarenik at (845) 486-3778. The Sheriff’s Office can also be contacted via the tip line at (845) 605-CLUE (2583) or dcsotips@gmail.com . All information will be kept confidential.

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