The NYPD sergeant accused of arranging for children to be sexually abused while he watched on Skype met a Massachusetts woman, who allegedly drugged and molested her 8-year-old grandson, via the cheating website Ashley Madison. The circumstances of their meeting came up in Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday, when a prosecutor argued that she is untrustworthy and should be denied bail because she used the aliases Jennie Ashley and Jennie Needed on the site while chatting with Sgt. Alberto Randazzo. The Daily News reported the court revelation:

[The defendant] was married at the time of the alleged molestation in 2011 and had legal custody of the boy, who has since been placed in another home by child welfare officials. The defendant's daughter, who is the boy's mother, has "mental health challenges," [lawyer Christopher] Shella told Judge Pamela Chen.

[Shella] revealed that the fake names were used on the Ashley Madison web site.

"That's what the other person called me," the woman chimed in, referring to Randazzo.

Randazzo was a 15-year NYPD veteran working for the Midtown North Precinct when he was arrested in February, 2013 on charges of possessing child porn in which he directed women to abuse babies over Skype. He was suspended without pay from the force, then, while out on bail, rearrested on charges that he downloaded dozens more child porn files after his release.

A Colorado woman was arrested in 2014 on charges that she plotted to abuse her one-year-old with Randazzo, and the Massachusetts woman was arrested in July of this year. Randazzo is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn without bail.

The Ashley Madison connection was revealed as hackers released information about 33 million of the site's user accounts, including user names, first and last names, partial credit card information, IP addresses, street addresses, and phone numbers for many of them, as well as internal technical and corporate details about the site. As reporters, suspicious spouses, internet trolls, and the merely curious began to comb through the massive datasets for familiar email addresses, commentators pointed out that the data breach should give pause to all internet users—child molesters aside—who have used the internet for something they might not want the entire world to know about.