A 58-year-old children’s entertainer in Northern Virginia faces 10 counts of felony possession of child pornography after a Fairfax County police investigation.
Detectives received information April 18 that Steven Rossi, of Reston, was in possession of child pornography.
"After a thorough investigation, detectives located numerous files containing illicit images," Fairfax police said in a news release.
Rossi was arrested April 30 and posted bail May 2. He is scheduled to appear in court June 11.
Rossi’s stage name is “Mr. Knick Knack” and he has performed at numerous commercial outlets in Northern Virginia.
"Preliminarily, our investigation does not indicate that Rossi had contact with any of the children in the images," police said. "However, detectives are encouraging anyone with information to come forward. If you believe your child or family member may have had contact with Rossi, please call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800."
Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or calling 1-866-411-TIPS.