Niverville man arrested on child porn possession charge

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KINDERHOOK, N.Y. – New York State Police in Livingston arrested a 37-year old Niverville man after they say he illegally possessed photos depicting underage children on his cell phone.

Christopher R. Urtz was charged with Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child, a Class E Felony.

Troopers were dispatched to Urtz’s home after a family member located what appeared to be a photograph of a nude young girl on his cell phone.

Urtz was arrested by the Livingston Bureau of Criminal Investigation following an analysis of his cellular phone by the State Police Computer Crimes Unit. It was discovered that Urtz had several images on his cell phone of young girls that were sexual in nature.

Urtz was arraigned before the Greenport Justice Court and remanded to Columbia County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail.

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