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