Man pleads guilty to production of child pornography

Published Jun 22, 2018 at 4:00pm

A former Herkimer County man pleaded guilty in Federal Court to producing kiddie porn with a 3-year-old girl.

Michael McCann, 31, pleaded guilty before Senior Judge Thomas J. McAvoy in Binghamton Thursday to sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. McCann currently resides in Massachusetts, and is formerly of Ilion.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 22. Authorities said McCann faces up to 50 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Authorities said McCann was babysitting a 3-year-old girl in Herkimer County in April 2017 when he took sexually explicit photos of himself and the girl. Authorities said McCann then shared those images with an undercover FBI agent over the Internet.

Authorities said McCann was also found with other images and videos of child pornography.