ITHACA, N.Y. — A Danby man is accused of promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a teen, police said in a news release.  

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Nicholas Feminella

Nicholas M. Feminella, 20, of Danby, was taken into custody by New York State Police at Ithaca on Tuesday, officials said.

He’s charged with a felony for promoting a sexual performance by a child less than 17 years old and a felony possessing a sexual performance by a child less than 16 years old.

Officials said the arrest occurred after a search warrant was executed at Feminella’s home due to an investigation conducted by the NYSP Computer Crime Unit.

Police said Feminella was arraigned at the Town of Danby court and was remanded to the Tompkins County jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 property bond.  An official at the jail said he’s still in custody as of Wednesday afternoon.

A felony hearing is scheduled for Nov. 6 in the Town of Danby court, officials said.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.