SOMERS, N.Y. – A Somers man charged last year with having child pornography on his home computer has been sentenced to probation, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino announced Thursday, July 23.

Michael Gagliardi, 52, will also have to register as a sex offender under New York’s Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), Scarpino said.

Gagliardi was sentenced to 10 years sex offender probation on each of these charges: Promoting an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child, a Class D felony; and Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child, a Class E felony.

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The sentences, handed down by Judge Susan Cacace, will run concurrently.

According to the DA, his office was notified last July by another law enforcement agency that a person at a Somers address had downloaded pornographic images of children.

Gagliardi lived at the address, Scarpino said.

Following search warrants served by the DA’s criminal investigators, “explicit images of a female child victim approximately four to six years old” were found on Gagliardi’s home computer.

The download occurred on Feb. 27, 2019, Scarpino said.

The DA's criminal investigators squad, with the assistance from the New York State Police from Troop K’s Somers barracks, arrested Gagliardi.

The case was prosecuted by the Investigations Division Cybercrime Bureau

After his arrest in July 2019, Gagliardi was arraigned in Bedford Town Court and freed after posting $2,500 bail.