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09 February 2019
Sex Offender on probation charged with possessing Child Pornography
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Philip T. Rougeux
Troop D Commander
On February 5, 2019, members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, along with the Jefferson County Probation, arrested 29-year-old, Matthew J. Coates from the town of Champion for Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child, a class “D” felony.
The joint investigation determined that Coates uploaded an image of a child who appeared to be less than 5 years old engaging in sexual conduct. Coates is a registered level 1 sex offender and was on probation at the time of his arrest. Coates was arraigned and was ordered to be held without bail.
The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force consists of members from the New York State Police, Department of Homeland Security Investigations Division and the United States Marshals Service.
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