Westport man held on $500K bail on child porn charges

A Westport actor is being held on $500,000 bail on child pornography charges after a brief appearance in Norwalk Superior Court.



Police say Paul Letersky, 47, sent graphic text messages to young boys and had more than 50 pornographic images of children on his computer.



Westport police say they found the images on his computer at his apartment on Riverside Avenue, right across the street from Saugatuck Elementary School.



Police say he had no contact with the school, and don't believe anyone was ever in danger.



They say Letersky was texting young boys in California, but their break came from a parent in Colorado Springs, who discovered her 13-year-old son sending sexual texts and nude photos to him.



Officials say he met the boy through his Instagram account several months ago.



Letersky was convicted of downloading child pornography 15 years ago in Weston, but it's not clear if he was ever required to register as a sex offender. In either case, under Connecticut law, he would not be banned from living near a school.



The website IMDB lists "Paul Jude Letersky" as an actor with 45 credits, including as a KGB agent on the "The Americans," as well as uncredited roles in "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dark Knight Rises."



 


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