A 41-year-old Bethlehem resident pleaded guilty Thursday to distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography in a case where federal agents found hundreds of images and dozens of videos depicting child pornography.
The U.S. District Attorney says Niyaz Sainudeen pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing child pornography, one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.
According to investigators, Sainudeen took part in an online chat session with an undercover Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in July 2011. During that chat, Sainudeen gave the agent access to a password protected folder that had child pornography on it.
Investigators say he was questioned in March during a search of his home, where they discovered the images and videos on his computer.
During that search, investigators say Sainudeen attempted to flee to India after he was questioned, but he was arrested at JFK International Airport.
He faces as many as 70 years in prison.
Summer is not over just yet! 90 degree temperatures will take us into September. Much of the week ahead is looking hot with temps in the 90's and upper 80's.
There is a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday.
Unsettled weather will continue through Labor Day with temperatures soaring in the 90's. We aren't looking at a washout but there will be pop up showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening on Monday.
Monday (90/72): Clouds/Storm
Tuesday (93/71): Clouds/Storm
Wednesday (87/63) Mostly Sunny
Police release surveillance video of a man being shot and robbed of $70,000 in the parking lot of a supermarket in Northeast Philadelphia.