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Pelham Trustee Seat Remains Vacant Following Reim Child Porn Resignation

Christopher Reim.
Christopher Reim. Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A seat on the Pelham Board of Trustees remains vacant following the resignation of former Trustee Christopher Reim, who was arrested on alleged child pornography charges earlier this month.

On May 5, Reim was arraigned in town court on felony charges of possessing and promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child. He resigned from his volunteer trustee position the following week. No timetable has been set to announce his replacement.

According to Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino Jr., the 49-year-old Reim’s arrest came following a CyberTipline report filed by ChatStep, an image/file sharing website, stating that a person at his location uploaded an image of child pornography to one of the site’s chatrooms.

Investigators with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office High Technology Crime Bureau executed a search warrant at Reim’s Pelham home, during which Reim allegedly made admissions about previously using ChatStep and looking online for images of children, Scarpino said at the time of his arrest.

A preliminary forensic examination of Reim’s computer devices indicated that he possessed images of sexual performances by children. He is due back in court next month.

According to the Village of Pelham’s website, Reim became a trustee in April 2014 and served as the board liaison to the Fire Department. He, his wife and son have lived in Pelham since 2011. The website also noted that Reim was a managing partner of Civitas Ventures, a venture capital fund and an adjunct professor at Columbia SIPA, Yale School of Management and the National Science Foundation.

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