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Amsterdam man faces child porn charges

Amsterdam man faces child porn charges

A 44-year-old city man was charged with felony child pornography charges Tuesday, Amsterdam police s

A 44-year-old city man was charged with felony child pornography charges Tuesday, Amsterdam police said.

Richard W. Smith, of 165 Guy Park Ave., Apt. 3, was charged with one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child and one count of possessing a sexual performance by a child.

Smith was arraigned in Amsterdam City Court this morning sent to the Montgomery County jail on $4,000 bail.

His arrest followed a lengthy police investigation and the execution of a search warrant of his residence. Amsterdam police were assisted by state police Computer Crimes Unit.

During the search of the residence, police seized several pornographic photos of underage girls. Police said Smith admitted to owning the photos that were recovered.

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