A North Massapequa man who was arrested in July after police said he was secretly taking photos of an 8-year-old girl, has now been charged with possession of two lewd photographs of young girls, police said Saturday.
Richard Stacel was busted by an off-duty police officer on July 12 after he was allegedly taking the photos with a cell phone while on line at the Mad Topper Ice Cream store at 1220 Hicksville Road in Seaford.
At the time, Stacel was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and weapons possession after police said they found a stun gun in his car.
After further investigation police said Stacel had a computer flash drive which contained a lewd photo of a young girl as well as a photo of a young girl involved in a sexual act.
He now faces charges of possession of sexual performance by a child, tampering with physical evidence and unlawful surveillance.