Hagaman man indicted for child porn

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AMSTERDAM — A Hagaman man who was arrested in 2017 for allegedly possessing child pornography along with other charges relating to the crime has been indicted and now faces felony charges in federal court.

John D. Salisbury, 47, was indicted on Jan. 10 in the U.S. District Court on four counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of transportation of child pornography.

Salisbury is accused of allegedly setting up surveillance in a bathroom to capture videos of children.

According to the indictment, the dates of counts one through four — sexual exploitation of a child — took place on Oct. 18, 2016; Nov. 9, 2016; Jan. 14, 2017; and Feb. 2, 2017, when Salisbury allegedly engaged in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing and attempting to produce visual depictions of the sexually explicit conduct.

According to the indictment, count five — transportation of child pornography — occurred on the dates between Aug. 22, 2017 through about Sept. 14, 2017, when Salisbury allegedly transported child pornography by computer, sending graphic image files depicting one or more minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

State police arrested Salisbury in December 2017 and he was charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child, possessing a sexual performance by a child, second-degree unlawful surveillance and endangering the welfare of a child.

Salisbury’s attorney Gerard Amedio said he has no previous criminal history.

At the time of his arrest, Salisbury had been serving as a volunteer as an after-school coach for the girl’s junior basketball team at St. Mary’s Institute. Amedio said Salisbury is no longer a volunteer at St. Mary’s Institute.

He is currently being held in Albany County Jail and is scheduled to have a detention hearing with Judge Christian Hummel on Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Albany.

By Patricia Older

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