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Castle Creek Man Faces Federal Child Pornography Charges

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A Castle Creek man charged with child pornography appeared in federal court Friday.

40-year-old Chad Swartwood is charged with attempted sexual exploitation of a child, possession of child pornography and attempted receipt of child pornography.

According to the complaint, Swartwood pretended he was a teenage girl as a way to get teenage boys to send him sexually explicit images of themselves.
Investigators say he also had child pornography on his mobile phone. 

On February 12, 2000, Smartwood was arrested by the Broome County Sheriff's Office for having sexual contact with a 9-year old boy he was babysitting. He was convicted later that year in November of Sexual Abuse in the first degree. He was sentenced to five years probation.