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MASSENA- A Massena man was sent to the county jail Friday after being charged with possessing and promoting child pornography.

Massena-based state police Bureau of Criminal Investigations charged Christopher J. Durand, 34, with a felony count of possessing a sexual performance by a child and a felony count of promoting a sexual performance by a child.

He was arraigned in village court and sent to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, on $50,000 bail or $100,000 bond, to reappear Wednesday afternoon.

Troopers said the charges stem from an investigation initiated by the New York State Police Internet Crimes against Children Task Force and the New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit. They were assisted by the Massena Police Department in the investigation.

They said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Inv. Timothy Peets at 315-769-8439.

No further information was released by police Friday evening.

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