NM man indicted on federal child pornography charges

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 10:28pm

An Albuquerque man was formally charged on Wednesday on federal child pornography and firearms charges.

The charges come from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Chad F. Summers, 40, of Albuquerque, entered a not-guilty plea to the five-count indictment.

The indictment charges him with the following crimes: three counts of receiving and one count of possessing child pornography, and one count of being a felon possessing a firearm.

According to the indictment, Summers received child pornography in April 2006 and December 2012, and he possessed child pornography in December 2012.

If convicted, Summers faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in federal prison on each of the three charges for receiving child pornography. If convicted of possessing child pornography, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

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