U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of New York
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September 4, 2014

Plattsburgh Man Arrested for Production of Child Pornography

PLATTSBURGH, NY—Heath Powers, 33, of Plattsburgh, was arrested on August 11, 2014, and charged by complaint with production of child pornography announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent-in-Charge Andrew W. Vale. Following an initial appearance before United States Magistrate Judge Larry Kudrle, Powers has been held without bond. If convicted, Powers faces at least 15 years and up to 30 years in prison, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and registration as a sex offender.

The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If anyone has information regarding this matter, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at telephone number 1- 800-CALL-FBI. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Katherine Kopita.

The charges in the complaint are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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