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Computer repair leads to child porn, weapons charges

February 15, 2019 04:20 PM

A Rotterdam man is facing child pornography and weapons charges after a disturbing discovery was made on his computer.

Chandler Whittaker, 23, brought his laptop to Computer Repair and Technologies in Rotterdam. But employees at the store called police when they found what appeared to be child pornography.

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Detectives determined that the laptop had more than 100 pornographic images of children. Even more upsetting, they say they found a video of Whittaker having sexual contact with a little girl.

Police got a search warrant for Whittaker's home. That's where they say they found an illegally modified AR-15 rifle, several illegal ammunition magazines, a stun gun, two pairs of metal knuckles, and 30.6 grams of marijuana.

Whittaker is charged with first-degree sexual abuse and five counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child. He's also facing multiple weapons possession and marijuana possession charges.

Anyone who believes their child may have had contact with Whittaker is asked to call Rotterdam police at 518-355-7397.

NewsChannel 13's Jacquie Slater is covering this story and will have reaction on our newscasts starting Live at 4.

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