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Two arrested, woman charged with incest in Cortland child abuse case

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CORTLAND, N.Y. (WBNG) -- Police say a two people from Cortland are behind bars for recording sexual acts performed on a young boy.

Cortland police arrested 25-year-old Lawrence Berry on Thursday.

According to police, Berry conspired with Brittany Berry, to have her perform sexual acts on a boy under the age of five years old. Cortland police tell 12 News they will not comment on the relationship between Lawrence and Britttany Berry.

Police say the acts took place during August and September 2018.

Lawrence Berry had Brittany Berry record the acts and send the video to him, police say.

Both are charged with the following:

Lawrence Berry

  • Second-degree conspiracy, a felony
  • Use of a child in a sexual performance, a felony
  • Promoting an obscene sexual performance, a felony
  • Promoting a sexual performance by a child, a felony
  • Possessing a sexual performance by a child, a felony
  • Possessing an obscene sexual performance by child, a felony
  • Endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor

Brittany Berry

  • Predatory sexual assault against a child, a felony
  • Second-degree conspiracy, a felony
  • First-degree criminal sex act, a felony
  • First-degree incest, a felony
  • First-degree sexual abuse, a felony
  • Promoting a sexual performance by a child, a felony
  • Possessing a sexual performance by a child, a felony

Both suspects are currently in Cortland County Jail. Lawrence Berry is being held on $25,000 bail or $50,000 bond.

Brittany Berry is in jail without bail.

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