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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Allegany County Grand Jury indicts man on child porn charges

An Allegany County Grand Jury on Wednesday indicted a Nunda man on three counts. The indictments charged Herman J. Hassell, 47, with possession of a sexual performance by a child, promoting a sexual performance by a child and endangering the welfare of a child. Prosecutors allege that on May 8, 2016 in the Town of Hume, Hassell possessed a cell phone video of a sex act between a 12-year-old child and a 40-year-old adult. Hassell is also accused of forwarding photographs to another person.