Massachusetts Man Held on Federal Child Porn Charges

By - December 16, 2013
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A Stoneham MA school official who was accused in state court last year of tricking a 15 year old girl into sending him naked pictures is now facing a more serious federal child pornography charge. Federal agents say that Steven Orloff, 48, preyed on seven other girls in Massachusetts and around the US.

Orloff allegedly posed as a 14 year old boy on social media sites and tricked at least four underage girls into taking off their clothes and performing sexually explicit things over the Internet.

According to one of the girls, a 14 year-old in Oklahoma, Orloff sweet talked her into taking off her clothes. She said that he made her feel special to make her do it. He also tried to make her feel bad by saying he couldn’t get other girls to do these things.

Orloff has been charged with production and possession of child porn. he is being held until his federal court hearing tomorrow.

Police began to investigate the case in July 2012, when the mother of one of the teen girls found picture’s of her daughter’s genitals on her iPod. The girl told her mother that she had sent the images to several people she  knew from social media sites, that she thought were teenage boys.

The police traced one of the accounts to Orloff, who was pretending to be a 14 year old boy by the name of Jason Jaffe in Massachusetts.

The case of that girl in Maine led the police and MA prosecutors to charge him with posing a teenager in the nude and distributing child porn materials. Police also seized Orloff’s computers and searched them. They found many images of child pornography and several Skype videos that showed minors engaging in sexual acts.

Federal agents state that Orloff had porn images of eight underage girls from Maine, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Virginia and Florida. Two of the victims were taped without their knowledge. Orloff is believed to have hidden a camera in his bathroom and recorded two girls taking showers.

Orloff has resigned as the director for student services at a school in Stoneham MA. The affidavit states that Orloff has worked in other school systems in the state as well. He has been placed on administrative leave since his arrest. The website for that school department lists another employee as the director of student services.

Orloff could get 15-30 years in prison if he is convicted on the federal charges. There is a five year mandatory minimum up to a lifetime term of supervised release for producing child pornography, and possession of child pornography carries up to a 10 year sentence. He also faces up to $250,000 in fines.