COLONIE – A Glenville man was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 18, and charged with transmitting about 4,000 videos and images of children engaging in pornography from the summer of 2017 to this month.
According to Lt. Robert Winn, the Colonie Police Department Computer Crimes Unit, acting in an undercover capacity, received the images and videos and identified the location of the IP address.
On Jan. 18, a search warrant was executed at the 56 Harmon Road home of 33-year-old Kyle T. Pahl.
Investigators seized computers and computer storage devices and they were sent to the State Police to be forensically examined. Winn said a preliminary examination of the devices did indicate they too contained child pornography.
There is no indication the Pahl had any contact with any underage victims, or that the videos/images contain local children.
But, due to the nature of the charges, if anyone has information about the defendant or believes they were victimized by the defendant they are urged to call Colonie police at 518-783-2744.
Pahl is charged with two felonies of promoting the sexual performance of a child. He was arraigned in Colonie Town Court and sent to the Albany County jail on $50,000 bail.
Colonie police was assisted by the FBI, the State Police and the Glenville Police Department.