Rotterdam man accused of possessing child pornography

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. – Rotterdam Police have arrested a man for possessing child pornography.


Lawrence Atkins was arrested on Wednesday and has been charged with five counts of Possession of Sexual Performance by a Child, a felony.  

Atkins is accused of possessing a memory card with photographic images of children under the age of 16 posing in a sexually explicit manner. At this time there is no specific information that Atkins had inappropriate contact with any children.  

Police are encouraging anyone who feels their child may have had inappropriate contact with Atkins to contact police at 355-7397.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.  

Atkins was arraigned and remanded to the custody of the Schenectady County Sheriff in lieu of $10,000.00 cash bail. 
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