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Woman faces charges from forgery to child pornography

Posted 12/2/22

A Jefferson County woman was charged on the same day with forging an employment application, falsely stating she possessed a work license, and for possessing child pornography.

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Woman faces charges from forgery to child pornography

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FELTS MILLS — A Jefferson County woman was charged on the same day with forging an employment application, falsely stating she possessed a work license, and for possessing child pornography with her partner.

State Police at Oneida said Trudy A. Latimer, 49, of Felts Mills, was found to be working as a hearing aid dispenser trainee in the Town of LeRay under a forged license, which did not exist with the state Department of State Licensing Services.

Troopers said Latimer is also accused of providing false information when completing an application for employment by stating she was not a convicted felon, with two prior felony convictions.

Latimer was charged Wednesday with second-degree possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony, and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, a class E felony.

She was arraigned in Watertown City Court and sent to Jefferson County Jail on no bail due to two previous felony convictions.

Also on Wednesday, troopers said Latimer and Stephen T. Leeder, 54, also of Felts Mills, were charged with one count of possession of a sexual performance by a child, a class E felony.

Leeder was arraigned in Watertown Court and sent to Jefferson County Jail on $500 cash bail and $1,000 bond. Latimer was again arraigned and sent to jail on no bail due to two previous felony convictions. 

Troopers said the charge stems from a cyber tip that the Troop D Computer Crime Unit received regarding possible child pornography at Leeder and Latimer’s residence in September of 2020.

A search warrant was executed on the residence and electronic items were secured. An examination revealed items of child pornography were possessed by both Leeder and Latimer, troopers said.

Homeland Security Investigations assisted.

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