Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 


Southern Tier

Well-known forensics expert from Corning arrested

  • Text size: + -
CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Well-known forensics expert from Corning arrested
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

CORNING, N.Y. -- An international forensics expert and renowned author from Corning is facing charges after investigators say he took inappropriate pictures of a young girl.

Herbert MacDonell, 84, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Troopers were alerted after someone called the New York State Child Abuse Hotline. Police then searched MacDonnel's home. He was arrested after authorities say they found inappropriate pictures of an 11-year-old girl.

MacDonell was issued an appearance ticket and will be back in court at the end of December. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP