Police: Catskill man had child porn

A Catskill man was arrested on child pornography charges for the second time in a year. Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media

CATSKILL — A Greene County man was arrested on child pornography charges Friday for the second time in a year, police said Monday.

Jason M. Carter, 35, of Catskill was charged with possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child under 16 years old, a class E felony; and promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child under 17 years old, a class D felony, said Steven Nevel, public information officer for state police Troop F on Sunday.

Carter is accused of possessing and promoting images of an obscene sexual performance by a child under 16, Nevel said. State police Bureau of Criminal Investigation started its investigation last Dec. 11.

Carter was arraigned in Catskill Town Court before Justice William Jacobs and was sent to the Greene County Jail, where he was held on $5,000 bail, Nevel said.

Carter was arrested on similar charges in July 2020, when he lived in Cairo, after police found images of children performing sexual acts on his cell phone, Nevel said.

State police then charged Carter with two counts of possession of an obscene sexual performance by a child, and three counts of possession of a sexual performance by a child. Both were class E felonies, Nevel said.

The 2020 charges remain pending in court.

Under state Penal Law, a person is guilty of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child when, knowing the character and content, he knowingly has in his possession or control any performance which includes sexual conduct by a child less than sixteen years of age.

Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child charges are a class E felony.

If convicted, the minimum sentence is 1 to 3 years in prison and the maximum is 1 1/3 to 4 years.

A person is guilty of promoting a sexual performance by a child when, knowing the character and content, he produces, directs or promotes any performance which includes sexual conduct by a child less than 17 years of age, according to NY Penal law.

Promoting a sexual performance by a child is a class D felony.

If convicted, sentences may include up to 7 years in prison, 10 years probation and a fine.

The defendant will also be placed on the sex offender registration list for at least 20 years.

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