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Cops: Man had child porn pix on computer

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - Updated: 5:51 PM

Rebecca Webster / Recorder News Staff

An Amsterdam man was arrested Tuesday and linked to the alleged possession of child pornography.

According to a news release from the Amsterdam Police Department, Richard W. Smith, 44, of 165 Guy Park Ave., Apartment 3, was arrested and charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child, both felonies.

The charges come after a lengthy investigation by police, one that Amsterdam Police Department’s Det. Lt. Kurt Conroy said, began in July 2012.

Conroy said the investigation began due to finding material on his computer during the summer.

A search warrant was issued by Amsterdam City Court Judge Howard Aison and was executed on Smith's residence early Tuesday morning.

Conroy said that during the execution of the warrant — which was carried out by Amsterdam police and the New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit — they seized several hard-copy pornographic photos of underage girls in his home.

Though Conroy could not give exact ages, he did say the material was involving children under the age of 16.

Smith was brought to police headquarters where he allegedly admitted to owning the photos that were recovered.

He was arraigned in Amsterdam City Court and was remanded to Montgomery County Correctional Facility with bail set at $4,000 cash bail or $8,000 bail bond.

Conroy said the case will be transferred to Montgomery County Court for the felony charges.

He said Smith could either be indicted and moved to county court or the case would remain in criminal court.

Conroy said Smith has no prior convictions.

     

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