Poughkeepsie man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography 

A Poughkeepsie man has pleaded guilty after prosecutors say he was found with child pornography.
John T. Palmer, 69, pleaded guilty on Sept. 11 under a negotiated sentence of six months' time served in Dutchess County Jail and was released on a one-year interim probation, according to the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office.
Palmer was charged with possession of a sexual performance of a child, a class E felony, by state police Nov. 18, 2022 after authorities say law enforcement received a tip from a member of the community.
Palmer is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 11, 2024. Prosecutors say they will recommend he serve 5 to 10 years on probation and be required to register as a sex offender.