A twice convicted level 3 sex offender now faces more charges in Federal court.
49-year-old James R. Galpin Jr of Owego is facing 9 new charges relating to sexual abuse of children.
Thursday he entered a preliminary plea of not guilty in federal court in Binghamton.
Only Action News was there for the arraignment.
The federal indictment charges Galpin with 4 counts of producing child pornography, 4 counts of sexual offense with a minor, and 1 count of possessing child pornography.
Galpin faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 35 years, and a maximum of life in prison.
There are 4 victims mentioned in the federal indictment.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Miroslav Lovric says the investigation continues into whether there are more victims.
Additional charges could follow.
Wednesday, Galpin was sentenced to 8 years in prison on a state court conviction of sexual abuse charges.
The charges include forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.
Galpin is a level 3 registered sex offender.
In 1991 he was convicted of sexually abusing several young boys.
Galpin is being held in federal custody at the Tioga County Jail.
A trial date has not yet been set.