A Freeville man who is a convicted level 3 sex offender has pled guilty to possessing child pornography and violating the terms of his probation.
51 year Chris Slater of Freeville, has pled guilty to possessing a sexual performance by a child, a class E felony, in exchange for the plea County Prosecutors recommended Slater be sentenced to 11/3 to 4 years in prison.
Slater admitted to possessing a photo depicting sexual performance by a girl younger than 16 years old.
Slater was convicted in 2002 and 2004 of second-degree sexual abuse, a misdemeanor, state corrections records show he had sexual contact with 12-year-old boys.
Slater is a registered sex offender and is required to list his address with police. When authorities attempted to verify that he was living in Newfield they found that he was actually staying in Freeville, in violation of the registration requirements. Slater served six months in jail for that violation.
A search of his Freeville home turned up sexually explicit materials in violation of the terms of his probation.
Slater is being held pending his sentencing in May.