According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Derrick O'Meara, who is the Director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, a Utica man has been arrested for possessing sexual content on his cellular telephone.

The investigation began after the social media platform SnapChat had alerted the Center for Missing and Exploited Children that a user in Utica had uploaded what appeared to be child pornography. The Center for Missing and Exploited Children then notified the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in Albany, NY, who in turn notified the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center. The case was assigned to Sheriff’s Investigator Mark R. Chrysler.

Investigator Chrysler’s investigation led him to interviewing Armin Nukica, age 36, of Utica, and eventually executing a search warrant on his cellular telephone. After the execution of the search warrant, it was found that Nukica was in possession of sexual material of two unidentified female children.

On March 24, 2023, Investigator Chrysler and Utica Police Investigator Ryan Kelly arrested Nukica for two counts of Possessing a Sexual Performance of a Child, which are Class E Felonies.

After processing, Nukica was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Utica City Court in April.