A Floral Park man was arrested this week on charges of allegedly making child pornography by filming himself engaging in sexual acts with underaged boys, according to federal court documents.
Vincent J. Calamia, 48, was held without bail after being arraigned Tuesday at Central Islip federal court, said Robert Nardoza, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
FBI agents raided Calamia’s home on Monday and found about 10 videos of Calamia “engaging in sexual contact with boys who appears to be as young as 15-17 years old,” the court papers said.
Agents also discovered online “chats” stored on Calamia’s computer in which he discussed meeting with boys who identified themselves as being between 14-16 years old for sexual conduct.
Calamia, who was not required to enter a plea upon arraignment, faces a sentence of 15 to 30 years in prison if convicted, Nardoza said.
William Wexler, Calamia’s North Babylon-based attorney, could not be reached for comment.
Calamia is the co-owner of Frankie and Vinnie’s bar on Jericho Turnpike in Floral Park.
The investigation began last month after federal agents interviewed a victim who claimed that Calamia engaged in sexual acts between “him and several of his acquaintances regularly over the past several years, beginning when [the victim] was less than 18 years old,” the court papers said.
The victim also told agents that Calamia videotaped those sex acts and admitted to having sexual relations with other minors.
Calamia had allegedly produced child pornography as far back as 2005, the court papers said.