Troopers charge 70-year-old with child porn felonies

CASTILE, N.Y. (WIVB) — Acting on a lengthy investigation, police raided an elderly man’s home Tuesday and say they found child pornography.

New York State Troopers say they acted on search warrants for Edward C. Smallwood’s house and found evidence of him transferring videos online of Child pornography. Troopers also say they found an illegal switchblade on his person.

Smallwood’s computer was searched by computer forensic personnel, and police say they confirmed there were graphic videos of children performing sexual acts.

Police charged Smallwood with seven counts of possessing a sexual performance of a child and seven counts of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, both felonies. He also was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Smallwood was released under the supervision of the Wyoming County Probration Pre-Trial release program, and will appear in court at a later date.

 

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