Charged

A Warren man has been charged with 16 counts of child pornography after an investigation found two computers in a city residence that contained more than 100 graphic images of suspected child pornography including children as young as six-years old.

Agents with Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section and officers of the City of Warren Police Department arrested Michael Geer, 32, 1 Harmony Place, Warren, on Tuesday and charged him with eight counts of distribution of child pornography, eight counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

Officers traced Geer’s computer IP address and identified his computer as the source of the graphic files after they successfully downloaded several files depicting children under the age of 18 engaged in sexually graphic acts and poses, according to the Attorney General’s office.

A search of Geer’s residence in Warren found two computers which found more than 100 files of suspected child pornography, including images of children as young as six-years old engaged in graphic sexual poses.

Geer was arraigned before District Justice Glenn Carlson and held on $50,000 cash bail, which was posted on Friday. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 11 at 2 p.m.

Attorney General Kane thanked the City of Warren Police Department for its assistance with the investigation. The case will be prosecuted in Warren County by Deputy Attorney General Courtney Butterfield of the Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section.