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Watervliet man faces child porn charges

WATERVLIET -- Police have arrested a Watervliet man on child porn charges.

Len Kiel, 48, was arrested after a 3-month investigation. Colonie Police say they received 84 downloads of child porn in an undercover investigation. With the assistance of the FBI Crimes Against Children Task Force, police officials say they identified Kiel's residence as the location where the child porn was transmitted.

On Friday, authorities executed a search warrant at the suspect's home. They say it led to Kiel's arrest and seizure of several media storage devices that will be further examined for child porn. Investigators believe several thousand images are stored on the devices.

Kiel is facing two charges of promoting a sexual performance by a child. Police say there is no indication that he had any contact with underage victims in the area, but due to the nature of the charges, they are asking anyone who believes they were a victim to contact local police.
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