Greece man pleads guilty to child pornography charge

Created: 09/03/2014 9:01 PM WHEC.com

A Greece man could be facing up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

The U.S. Attorney says Gordon Link, 77, has pled guilty to attempted possession of child pornography. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a woman texted a photo of her 10-year-old daughter, fully clothed with a doll at her birthday party, to her friend. However, the woman accidentally sent the photo to the wrong phone number, which belonged to Link. The court papers say Link then sent several suggestive texts back to the woman about the child’s image. The woman contacted police who then contacted the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force for assistance.

The U.S. attorney says a federal task force officer pretended to be the young child, claiming to be 15 years old, and chatted online with Link. We’re told during several sessions, Link asked the girl to send him nude photos and asked her to meet in person.

We’re told federal agents arrested Link in his home and seized his cell phone. The child pornography charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 or both.

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