A Lyndonville man was charged by the Attorney General’s office with child pornography. David Ainsworth, 42, pleaded not guilty in Caledonia Superior Court to nine felony charges, including five counts of possession of child sex abuse material and four counts of promoting a recording of sexual conduct. Judge Michael R. Kainen set conditions of release and a secured appearance bond of $5,000. But Ainsworth will only have to put $500 down to be released. The conditions of release include court orders to not have any contact with a child under the age of 16 years and not to have access to the Internet unless it’s for employment-related purposes. In addition to the VT-ICAC department, two other agencies were involved, including Homeland Security Investigations and the Lyndonville Police Department. Ainsworth faces a possible prison sentence of up to 65 years in prison and $130,000 in fines.
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