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A Bradford man is in McKean County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail for allegedly possessing more than 1,000 images of child pornography.

Robert Bruce Fyfe, 66, of 157 Summer St., is charged with 50 second-degree felony counts of child pornography, 50 third-degree felony counts of child pornography, and one count of criminal use of a communications facility, a third-degree felony.

According to the criminal complaint, on Feb. 1, Bradford City Police received information from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children of apparent child pornography that was traced back to Fyfe’s address.

Bradford City Police obtained a search warrant and on Monday, served the warrant at Fyfe’s residence. During the search, police found items of child pornography inside two locked gun safes. Included were “no less than 1,000 photographs depicting minors engaged in various sexual activities,” the complaint stated.

No less than 900 of the photos were of children “posing naked in a sexual manner,” and about 50 were of children engaged in sexual activity, the complaint stated.

Police also found electronic storage devices, including flash drives, which contained child pornography. During an interview with police, Fyfe admitted the images were child pornography, said there were more images on the DVS and flash drives and some would be of “pre teens engaging in sexual activity with adults,” the complaint stated.

Fyfe allegedly told police he had been collecting the images for about 10 years, the complaint stated.

He was arraigned Monday night before on-call District Judge David Engman in Kane and remanded to jail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. April 7 before District Judge Dom Cercone.

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