Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. has announced the arrest of Shawn Waters, Age 34, of Oak St in the Village of Brewster, New York. Waters was arrested after an investigation by members of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation into the online possession of images of child sexual abuse material.

On December 13, 2018, members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at Waters' Oak Street apartment and seized multiple electronic devices. According to the Sheriff's Office Waters was interviewed and arrested after images and videos of obscene sexual performances by children were located on one of the electronic devices allegedly in his possession. Waters was transported to the Sheriff’s Office and charged with ten counts of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, a Class (E) Felony.

Waters was arraigned in front of the Honorable Gregory Folchetti in the Town of Southeast Court and remanded to the Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000/$50,000 Cash/Bond.