Colonie

Rotterdam man charged in child porn case

He sent images/videos to undercover investigator, police say
Joshua A. Carkner, 28.
Joshua A. Carkner, 28.

COLONIE — A Rotterdam man was charged Tuesday with sending child pornography to an undercover investigator, police said.

Joshua A. Carkner, 28, of 3281 Taylor St., faces one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child, a felony.

The investigation began when a member of the Colonie Police Department Computer Crimes Unit last summer received 10 videos and images containing child pornography from a computer associated with Carkner. Police searched his residence in December. A state police examination found additional child pornography on his computer and storage devices.

There is no indication Carkner had contact with any underage victims or that the images and videos contained local victims, police said.

Carkner turned himself in Tuesday morning with his attorney James Tyner.

Colonie police received assistance from the FBI, state police and Rotterdam police.

Carkner was arraigned and released on $40,000 bail.

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