ITHACA, N.Y. – Ithaca police have arrested a man previously convicted of child pornography charges for violating the terms of his sex offender registry status. According to police, Chadd Carr, 40, used the internet to access child pornography at least five times since being released from custody.
Carr was sentenced to six months in prison in April 2018 after pleading guilty to possessing a sexual performance by a child. When police arrested him in Sept. 2017, they reported finding 47 images of child pornography on his phone and 32 images on a DVD.
Carr is on the sex offender registry as a level three sex offender. He is required to report internet usage, accounts and access as a part of his registry status, according to court documents.
According to a felony complaint submitted by an investigator with the IPD, Carr accessed the internet at least 24 times in violation of the registry terms between September and December 2018 and used the internet at least five times to view child pornography during that period. The complaint also alleges he failed to report communications made through a messaging account.
Carr was arrested Jan. 30, 2019 and charged with a felony for violating New York State Sex Offender Registry Corrections Law and arraigned in Ithaca City Court, according to a press release issued by IPD on March 1. He is currently in custody in the Tompkins County Jail without bail awaiting a grand jury hearing in Tompkins County Court.