Galpin Arraigned On Federal Child Porn Charges

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Mar 18, 2010 at 10:55 PM EDT

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.

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