Five men facing child pornography cha...

Five men facing child pornography charges

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Holland Patent, NY

#1 Jun 30, 2010
UTICA and ROME, N.Y.(WKTV)- Five local man are now facing charges after authorities say they were found in possession of child pornography.

According to the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, search warrants were executed for the five men, following an investigation into their individual cases.

The following four men were arrested and accused of possessing child pornography on their computers:

*Gideon Donato, 50, of Utica

*Jonathan Bishop, 24, of Utica

*Stephen Landry, 19, of Rome

*James Pope, 51, of Rome

Each of those four men were charged with one count of possessing a sexual performance by a child, which is a felony.

Also arrested was Vernon Miner, 24, of Rome. Miner was charged with one count of disseminating indecent material to a minor in the second-degree, a felony.

Each case has been turned over to the Oneida County District Attorney's Office for grand jury action. Authorities said additional charges are expected.

The Child Advocacy Center was assisted by members of the Utica Police Department and the Rome Police Department.

Syracuse, NY

#2 Jun 30, 2010
The attorney in Utica GARRAMONE or whatever Raped a 16 year old and plead to a lesser charge I guess its only RAPE if you dont have money or dont know people ! My cousin go a 16 year old prego when he was 19 and they charged him! The LAW is UNFAIR!

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