by Kerry Burke and William Sherman (NY Daily News)
June 10, 2010
A 36-year-old Brooklyn deviant sexually molested five small children, sometimes snapping pictures of the depraved encounters, prosecutors charged Wednesday.
Michael Sabo, a registered nurse who is married with four children, began preying on victims as young as 5 in 2001, law enforcement sources said.
The victims include a female relative and the son of a former close friend, the sources said.
Sabo is accused of molesting the children in a bedroom at his Marine Park home and at the homes of friends.
"If you were with him, if you looked at him with his children, you would think, 'This is the greatest dad,'" said a former friend, who first met Sabo more than 15 years ago.
The ongoing investigation by the NYPD and the Brooklyn district attorney found scores of child pornography photographs - including S&M shots with tied-up kids - on Sabo's home computer, said one law enforcement source.
Many of the pictures found with the December 2009 search warrant showed adults engaged in sex with the kids - including Sabo, the source said.
The 6-foot, 175-pound Sabo was due yesterday for arraignment at Brooklyn Supreme Court. But he was held in Bellevue Hospital's prison ward, "too mentally unstable to attend," according to a Department of Correction statement.
Sabo, who is in the middle of a divorce, is being held in lieu of $2million bail on his latest sealed indictment.
He was first arrested last year on a three-count child sex indictment, followed by a second indictment with two more charges.