Music director is charged with child porn in Brooklyn

Michael Wustrow, 56, has been charged with receipt and possession of child pornography in Brooklyn.

Wustrow was co-director of music at St. Agnes Cathedral, Long Island, for 14 years until 2017 when the Diocese of Rockville Centre fired him upon hearing of a federal investigation into allegations of child exploitation.

Wustrow is being held without bail at Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

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  • MWnyc says:

    Norman, he’s really a Long Island music director. The report says that the alleged crime “was committed in Brooklyn” (whatever that means), but the cathedral and diocese (Rockville Center) for which he worked are in (suburban) Long Island, not Brooklyn (which is part of New York City), and he also lives in a Long Island town.

    • norman lebrecht says:

      thanks…. I’ll adjust that.

    • Sharon says:

      I don’t know why they say “the crime was committed in Brooklyn” unless that was where he obtained the alleged pornography. I believe however, that if this is a federal charge, and apparently it is, the”eastern district court” could have its headquarters in Brooklyn and satellite courts in other areas like Central Islip where he apparently was arraigned.
      What a shame

  • Brian says:

    Oof, Metropolitan Detention Center is not a place anyone would want to be. That’s the jail that had no hot water or electricity for 2 weeks earlier this winter, and is considered one of the most troubled facilities of its kind.

  • Luigi Nonono says:

    I worry a little about how they define child porn. It could be so broadly interpreted as to include teens who pose as adults, and even happening across something accidentally could be retained in your computer and called possession. It would be very easy to use this as a tool of persecution.

    • Alex Davies says:

      I’d trust the police, district attorney, and judge on this one. They have seen the evidence, you haven’t. There’s presumption of innocence, reasonable doubt. Wait for the trial. Suffice to say, I don’t think there’s a whole lot of people out there convicted of child abuse image offences who did nothing wrong.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Not like the 12y/o Jody Foster with Harvey Keitel in “Taxi Driver”, or anything.

    • Me! says:

      ?? Why are you referencing a movie about an exploited child?? That wasn’t real and there is no indication what what he did was like (age or gender of victim or anything else – just that he knowingly encouraged exploitation of kids for adult sexual pleasure — a horrendous crime even if you love it and approve in your warped heart – of course you’re likely an adult male pedo troll, so at least lay off the persona of Sue, but maybe you are a female pedo or abused victim who justifies the act — many on this site consistently act like pedophile predators (like the first post, no empathy for victims, fear of his own arrest for teen porn v. 0-8 year olds

      • Sue Sonata Form says:

        Moral relativism. On steroids. The Jody Foster role in that film remains one of the lowest points in American cinema. The creep Wustrow in this story is a criminal. And what happened to Foster in “Taxi Driver” is worthy of a jail term for the parent and/or film-makers. But so typical of the film community to airbrush it as if it didn’t happen. I point out yet more staggering hypocrisy. A story of an exploited child, aye? Portrayed by another exploited child.

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