Massena Man Now Faces Federal Child Pornography Charges

Massena Man Now Faces Federal Child Pornography Charges

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A 19 year old Massena man now faces federal child pornography charges.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Tyler Hargrave was arrested Tuesday in connection with an indictment charging him with the transportation, receipt, and possession of child pornography.

Hargrave was arrested by Homeland Security Investigations special agents and New York State Police at his home in Massena.  

He appeared in federal court in Syracuse and was ordered held without bail pending a hearing scheduled for March 9.

If convicted, Hargrave faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

In October, a St. Lawrence County grand jury indicted Hargrave on 22 counts of possession of an obscene sexual performance by a child and 22 counts of promotion of an obscene sexual performance by a child.  

State Police arrested him in April after they raided his home and seized numerous digital files consisting of photos and videos on his electronic devices.

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