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27 November 2019
East Greenbush charged with possessing child pornography
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Robert E. Patnaude
Troop G Commander
On November 25, 2019, State Police in Schodack, with the assistance of the Troop G Computer Crimes Unit, the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, and Homeland Security, arrested 23-year-old Jason D. Lawrence of East Greenbush. Lawrence was charged with Possession of a Sexual Performance by a Child (E felony) and Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child (D felony).
Lawrence is accused of possessing and uploading images consistent with child sexual exploitation via the internet. He was taken into custody after the execution of a search warrant at his residence.
Lawrence was arraigned in East Greenbush Town Court and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail on $15,000 cash or bond. He is due back in court on December 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
The investigation stemmed from a cyber tip received by the New York State Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
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