Ogdensburg City Police Detective Sentenced to 15 Years For Sexually Exploiting A Child

New York – A former Ogdensburg city police detective is going to prison for sexually exploiting a child.

Harry McCarthy, age 58, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Syracuse.

He will spend 15 years behind bars. He was also fined $10,000. McCarthy’s sentence also includes a lifetime term of supervised release and a requirement to register as a sex offender.

McCarthy admitted that in 2013 and 2014, he used a child to engage in sexually explicit conduct to make child pornography.

At the time of his crime, McCarthy was an officer in the Ogdensburg Police Department.

He pleaded guilty in December to sexually exploiting a child.

McCarthy was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2016 on charges of sexually exploiting a child for the purpose of creating child pornography and for distributing, receiving, possessing and transporting child pornography.

He faced state felony charges of possessing and promoting a sexual performance of a child after he uploaded a picture to his personal e-mail account of a young girl having sex with an adult male.

The state charges were dropped when the federal charges were lodged because the federal penalties are harsher.

McCarthy was arrested in August 2015 and collected $56,000 in pay from the city of Ogdensburg while on suspension. That ended when he retired at the end of June.

He was a 30-year veteran of the Ogdensburg Police Department.

Source: http://www.wwnytv.com/story/37986878/former-detective-sentenced-for-sexually-exploiting-a-child

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