Sex offender takes plea deal in child pornography case

Sex offender takes plea deal in child pornography case
Matthew Coates

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A 29 year old registered sex offender from the town of Champion has taken a plea deal in a child pornography case.

Matthew Coates pleaded guilty Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to promoting a sexual performance by a child.

He faces two to four years in prison when he’s sentenced July 12.

According to state police, Coates uploaded a picture of a child that looked to be younger than five years old engaging in sexual conduct.

Coates is a registered Level 1 sex offender and was on probation at the time of his arrest on February 5.

He pleaded guilty to other child pornography charges in June of 2017.

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