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Wednesday, October 16 News

Cops: Child was asleep while dad allegedly watched porn

UPDATE: Friday, Sept, 27, 2019

From Westport police:

“Based on recent inquiries regarding the previous release, additional information is that the juvenile was asleep while Arciola was allegedly watching a pornographic video in the same room and therefore did not see any content.”

EARLIER STORY

WESTPORT - A 42-year-old Westport man was arrested after accusations were made by his wife of inappropriate behavior to their 2-year-old child.

The wife made the complaint when she went to police headquarters on Oct. 11.

She alleged that her husband, identified as Patrizio Arciola, had at one point asked the child if it wanted to put its hand on the stove and burn itself.

On another occasion she alleged that Arciola had been watching a pornographic video while lying on the couch with her and the child.

She additionally reported that she had found within his residence what she believed was a firearm as well as what she identified as illegal steroids. Upon discovering these she had taken photographs which she showed to the investigating officer. She reported that she believed these substances were steroids because Arciola had recently asked her for cash to use to purchase Bitcoin which he then intended to use to purchase steroids from the internet.

“Based on the victim’s statements and photographs, a search warrant was applied for and granted for Arciola’s place of residence. Turned over to police prior to the execution of the warrant was a C02 air pistol long with a number of C02 cartridges and numerous rounds of ammunition (pellets),” police said.

“Recovered in connection with the search warrant were two boxes of syringes as well as large quantities of various types of pills and liquids of which are known as controlled narcotic substances commonly used as anabolic steroids. Based on the initial complaint and the items located at the residence, an arrest warrant was prepared and granted for Arciola in connection with this investigation.”

At around 5 p.m, Friday, Arciola turned himself in at police headquarters in connection with this active warrant for his arrest. He was charged with possession of a controlled narcotic substance, sale of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, risk of injury to a minor and criminal possession of a firearm.

He was relased after posting a $10,000 bond. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday.

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