An Indiana County man faces federal child pornography charges, according to an indictment filed on U.S. District Court docket this morning.
Charles Joseph Payson, 45, of Blairsville, is charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, distribution of child pornography and possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor.
According to an indictment handed up late Tuesday, he induced a minor to engage in sexual conduct, used a computer to send the images across state lines, and had child pornography on his computer, camera and cell phone.
Mr. Payson is currently in the Indiana County Prison, awaiting trial on 23 state criminal counts, including dissemination of child pornography.
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