TUPPER LAKE — Police say more charges are possible following the arrest of a teenager for alleged possession and participation in a pornographic video with a child.
Tyler M. Larabie, 17, of Tupper Lake was jailed Thursday afternoon in connection with an investigation stemming from June where video evidence on a computer allegedly revealed sexually explicit material involving an 11-year-old.
“Mr. Larabie allegedly made a video recording of (the child) engaged in a sexual performance and then participated in that performance,” Tupper Lake Police Chief Thomas J. Fee said in a release.
The investigation was initiated by officers from the Tupper Lake Police Department, who allegedly discovered a copy of the pornographic video in Larabie’s possession.
He was charged with possessing a sexual performance by a child and two counts of use of a child in a sexual performance, both felonies.
Larabie also faces misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child and forcible touching.
He was arraigned before Acting Village Justice Leonard Young and ordered to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.
The investigation remains open, Fee said, and more charges are possible.
The Ray Brook-based New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit provided critical assistance to Village Police by processing the video evidence in order to launch the investigation leading up to Larabie’s arrest.
Fee praised his department for their dedication to the case.
“(We) would like to acknowledge Officer Heather Kennedy and other members of this department for their perception and diligence in investigating this crime.”
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