DA: Day Camp Worker Arrested For Child Porn

Keith Meyn (Photo / Office of Thomas Spota)  

Keith Meyn (Photo / Office of Thomas Spota)

 

An Oakdale who allegedly used an 11-year-old boy in “sexual performances” and was in possession of a “massive collection of child pornography” pleaded not guilty to 112 counts last week, according to Suffolk District Attroney Thomas Spota.

Keith Meyn, 34, is “believed to have been” a group leader, camp counselor and director of maintenance operations at Melville-based Camp Kenwal, Spota said.

A representative of the camp emailed a statement last week.

The statement said, “We are shocked and saddened to learn today that a former employee was arrested on charges related to sexual abuse and child pornography. We had no reason to suspect he was involved in such activity while he was employed at camp, and at this time the authorities have not given us any reason to believe that this arrest is related to his employment at Kenwal.

“We also have contacted all our camp families and will continue to keep our families up to date, cooperate with the authorities and work in the best interest of our campers. Our first priority has always been, and will always be, the safety and well-being of our children and their families.”

According to Spota, Meyn “appears to have participated in illegal activity involving children for over a decade.”

Spota added that Meyn alleged ly used an 11-year-old boy in sexual performances.

Judge Barbara Kahn set cash bail for Meyn at $250,000 cash or $500,000 bond on the 112-count indictment.

Spota said the investigation has found Meyn was previously associated with a film company, Psych Ward films, and modeling agencies Camden Enterprises and StoneAge Enterprise.

“The defendant participated in disturbing photography and videography featuring young boys,” Spota stated. “We believe there are more victims of this predator out there and we are asking them to come forward, even if the crimes happened years ago.”

Spota continued, “In some cases, depending on the facts, a prosecution may still be possible, and all of the information we can gather will be helpful to the investigation.”

Victims and others with knowledge helpful to the investigation are urged, Spota stated, to call the Suffolk Police Department Computer Crimes Unit at 631-852-6279. All calls are confidential.

The indictment, unsealed Oct. 26, charged Meyn with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual act, three counts of use of a child in a sexual performance as a sexually motivated felony, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and 100 counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child.

If convicted of all charges, Meyn faces 50 years of incarceration in a state correctional facility, according to Spota.