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Rahn indicted

Chad Rahn, a suspended Irondequoit police officer, is accused of illegally accessing a Monroe County government computer to obtain information that led to a robbery and assault, District Attorney Michael C. Green announced during a press conference Friday.

Rahn pleaded not guilty to a felony count of computer trespass and misdemeanor counts of official misconduct and fourth-degree criminal facilitation in connection with a May 2 incident, Green said.

He is accused of accessing an emergency services computer network to obtain the address and telephone number of a 911 caller who reported an incident April 18 from the town of Greece and gave the information to Frank Arena. Arena was charged April 18 with growing marijuana in his home. The arrest followed a tip from a 911 call.

Rahn is accused of giving the caller’s name to Arena, who was charged in early May with robbery and assault in Greece.

Green said Rahn was indicated by a grand jury on the charges Friday. While he couldn’t mention any names, Green said Rahn’s actions helped another person to commit the crimes of robbery and assault and put a member of the community at serious risk.

Rahn was arraigned before Monroe County Judge Richard Keenan and released on his own recognizance with conditions that he surrender his pistol permit, passport and any long guns.

Rahn is due back in court Monday. He is the son of former Greece Police Chief Merritt Rahn, who is serving time in state prison for conviction of falsifying records, tampering and official misconduct.