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December 15, 2013

Police: Witherbee man charged for child porn possession

PLATTSBURGH — A Witherbee man was arrested for possession child porn after a year-long investigation, police said.

Michael J. Garrow, 47, was charged with two counts of promoting the sexual performance of a child younger than 17, a felony.

“He possessed child pornography on a computer,” said State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman.

The investigation into the criminal activity began with a local branch of the FBI, she said.

Federal investigators turned the case over to the State Police Troop B Bureau of Criminal Investigation after Garrow accepted a deal to plead guilty to state charges and serve prison time on state instead of federal charges, she said.

Garrow was arrested in the City of Plattsburgh on Tuesday and was arraigned in Elizabethtown Town Court before Town Justice William Garrison, Fleishman said.

He was sent to Essex County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond. He remained there on Saturday night.

Email Felicia Krieg:fkrieg@pressrepublican.comTwitter: @FeliciaKrieg

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