PLATTSBURGH — A Mooers man faces felony charges in connection with child pornography possession.
Plattsburgh-based State Police began an investigation on June 1 upon receiving information that Rodney L. Brunet, 57, was possibly in possession of graphic images of child pornography on his personal computer at his Bashaw Road home.
“We had an ongoing investigation and later found he did have inappropriate images of children on the computer,” BCI Investigator Matthew Dandrow said.
Brunet was arrested at 10:14 a.m. Aug. 24 and charged with promoting the sexual performance of a child under the age of 17 and possession of a sexual performance of a child, both felonies.
Dandrow, who shared the details of the case with the Press-Republican on Thursday, said Brunet was charged with promotion as a result of a program on the computer that was used to share the inappropriate files with other users online.
He was arraigned in Town of Beekmantown Court and remanded to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond.
Brunet later posted bail and was released from jail Aug. 28 pending a later court date.
He is a registered sex offender dating back to a felony conviction in 1997 for the use of a child in a sexual performance.
Email Miranda Orso: firstname.lastname@example.org