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Schenectady man charged with receipt, possession of child pornography

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ALBANY, N.Y. – A 47-year-old Schenectady man has been charged with receipt and possession of child pornography.

Charges against Harry Gates were announced Tuesday. According to the complaint filed in court, between February 2012 and November 22, 2013, Gates searched for and downloaded several hundred still image and video files of child pornography onto his home computer using the internet and file sharing programs. It is alleged by authoritites that he received and possessed over 600 child porn files.

He is being held without bond pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for December 10, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. before the Honorable Christian F. Hummel, United States Magistrate Judge.

If convicted, Gates faces anywhere between 5 to 20 years in prison on the receipt charge, up to 10 for possession, and a $250,000 fine.

This case is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rick Belliss.

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