Cortland Couple Arrested For Child Sex Crimes Against Victim Less Than 11

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A Cortland couple was arrested Thursday (April 4) for various child sex crimes, which Cortland Police say they engaged in against a girl less than 11 years old over a span of about two years at a residence on Hyatt Street.

35-year-old Christopher Perry of Bartlett Avenue and his girlfriend 38-year-old Sarah Gates of Kingsley Avenue were arrested Thursday morning around 8:30 after an investigation by the Cortland Police Department and State Police Computer Crimes Unit.

That investigation was brought forth by way of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Armed with search warrants, police responded to Perry’s residence on Bartlett Avenue and ultimately recovered photos and videos on his cell phone that implicated him and Gates in a number of child pornography and sex abuse crimes against the child.

Both were hit with the books in terms of charges and were being held without bail until their appearance in court on Friday (April 5).

Stay tuned for more on this developing case.

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