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Auburn man sentenced for promoting child pornography in Cayuga County

An Auburn man will spend some time in jail for sharing child pornography.

Christopher Harrington, of 57 Walnut St., was arrested in October and charged with possessing and promoting child pornography, both felonies. At the time, New York State Police said they had received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and a search warrant revealed the 25-year-old had downloaded and distributed sexually explicit images of underage children.

Harrington ultimately admitted to the crime, pleading guilty to one count of promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child. And on Tuesday, he appeared before Judge Mark Fandrich for sentencing.

While Harrington could have faced up to seven years in prison, he was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years probation. Fandrich cited the defendant's lack of criminal history and the fact that Harrington immediately accepted responsibility in the matter. He also said Harrington seemed to express genuine remorse.

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