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Hagaman man indicted on federal child sexual exploitation counts

He was originally charged by state police in 2017
John D. Salisbury
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John D. Salisbury

ALBANY — A Hagaman man arrested in 2017 on charges that accused him of placing cameras in a bathroom to capture videos of children is now facing federal charges.

John D. Salisbury, 47, was indicted earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Albany on four counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of transportation of child pornography.

The federal charges are largely based on accusations leveled against Salisbury at the time of his December 2017 arrest by state police.

The state charges accused Salisbury of possessing and uploading an image of a child engaged in a sexual performance and of unlawful surveillance.

The Leader-Herald reported at the time of Salisbury’s initial arrest that he was a volunteer at St. Mary’s Institute in Amsterdam and coached the after-school junior girls’ basketball team.

The federal charges accuse Salisbury of using a child to “engage in sexually explicit conduct” and producing images of that conduct. The indictment places the dates of the conduct between October 2016 and February 2017.

Salisbury is also accused of transporting child pornography between Aug. 22 and Sept. 14, 2017 over the internet, according to the indictment.

Salisbury appeared in federal court earlier this month and pleaded not guilty. He was ordered held pending a detention hearing scheduled for this week.

 

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