A Mechanicville man abused a child and possessed photos of the act, state police said.
Robert V. McLaughlin, 57, faces charges of use, possession and promoting a child in a sexual performance, along with third-degree aggravated sexual abuse, all felonies.
He is accused of sexually abusing a child under the age of 11 and then possessing images of the abuse.
State police searched McLaughlin’s residence Wednesday and seized other evidence.
He was arraigned and ordered held on $100,000 bail.
State police asked anyone with information concerning the investigation to contact them at 383-8583.