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January 18, 2013

Fairmont man convicted on porn charge

FAIRMONT — A 67-year-old Fairmont resident was convicted of one count of possession of child pornography this week after a two-day jury trial presided over by Judge Irene M. Keeley.

The evidence presented at trial indicated that Clyde Bates possessed a large number of images depicting prepubescent girls and boys involved in sexual acts.

As part of the conviction, he has to forfeit one Apple MacBook notebook computer as well as any item constituting or containing child erotica, including printed-out stories describing sexual encounters involving children.

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