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State Police: Auburn man had child porn

A 25-year-old Auburn man is facing two felony charges after allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.

New York State Police Investigator Anthony Gower said after obtaining a search warrant of 57 Walnut St., officers arrested Chris Harrington on Oct. 24. Gower said Harrington was using his cell phone to download child pornography and had shared it, too, through a group chat. Police found a combination of images and videos of children under the age of 17, which Gower called “God-awful.”

While Gower didn’t have the exact number of images and videos in Harrington’s possession he said, “I think one video and one picture is a lot.”

Harrington was reported to state police through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The private nonprofit organization, Gower added, partners with federal agencies, local and state law enforcement as well as the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Gower said the NCMEC receives info from the public and private sector about people using the internet for child exploitation and contacts the appropriate agencies for investigation.

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