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Clay couple charged with class E felony

Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh reported that a town of Clay couple has been charged with possessing child pornography.

Yesterday afternoon James J. Shane, 41, and Dana M. Shane, 39, of 8039 Capri Circle, were charged with possessing child pornography. Detectives, assigned to the Sheriff's Internet Crime Against Children Unit, began investigating the couple in March of this year after receiving information that the couple had pornographic images of children.

Sheriff's detectives with the assistance from the Syracuse Police Department executed a search warrant on Wednesday at the couple's home and seized their computer that had numerous images of pornographic images of children.

James Shane was charged with one count of promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child and one count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child and was arraigned in the town of Clay Court where bail was set in the amount of $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond and is scheduled to return to court June 4.

Dana Shane was charged with one count of possessing obscene performance by a child and was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Clay Court on June 4.

Promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child is a class D felony and possessing obscene performance by a child is a class E felony.

A mug shot of Dana Shane has not yet been released by the sheriff's department

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