Ithaca, N.Y. — An Ithaca man originally charged with eight counts of child porn-related offenses was sentenced on Tuesday to four months in jail.

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Anthony A. Bond, 40, of Trumansburg Road, was accused of having images depicting child sex acts on Jan. 30, 2013, and charged with four counts of promoting a sexual performance of a child and four counts of possessing a sexual performance of a child. Bond was arraigned in May 2014.

“Defendant knowingly viewed, procured and possessed digital images of sexual performances of a children (sic) less than 16 years old,” court records say.

Bond was sentenced in Tompkins County Court on Tuesday to both four months local incarceration and five years of probation under a plea deal.

A plea memorandum filed with the court on March 6 says Bond will not have to register as a sex offender. He ultimately agreed to plead guilty to one count of disseminating indecent material to minors in the second-degree, a class E felony. The maximum possible sentence for the offense was four years behind bars, records state.

According to court records, defense attorney Kristine Shaw argued that Bond’s statements to law enforcement “was not voluntary” and that physical evidence found by law enforcement — a cell phone and computer — “should be suppressed.”

That request was denied by Judge Joe Cassidy. “Law enforcement in this case relied in good faith on the assertions (of one witness),” Cassidy wrote in a Nov. 11, 2014, order. “The Motions to Suppress the defendant’s statement and the physical evidence are denied.”

Among the conditions of the plea deal was that Bond admit his guilt, answer the court’s questions truthfully, make his scheduled appearances and commit no new crimes.


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.