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Penn Yan man who possessed 14,000+ images, videos of child porn pleads guilty: Expected to spend 4-12 years in prison

A Penn Yan man who possessed more than 14,000 images and videos of child pornography faces a lengthy sentence after pleading guilty.

Michael Thompson, 35, pleaded guilty in Yates County Court to several counts of obscenity, possession of an obscene sexual performance by a child, and promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child.


District Attorney Tod Cassella said Thompson is scheduled to be sentenced to 4-12 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for October 4.

He was arrested last year by state police. Following his arrest, a grand jury was convened, ultimately indicting him on 23 counts of possession of child pornography.

Thompson has been at the Yates County Jail since his arrest.



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