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Fort Drum man faces 10 years’ probation for promoting child porn


A Fort Drum man faces 10 years’ probation supervision after pleading guilty Monday in Jefferson County Court to a charge that he tried to promote child pornography.

Eumockus G. Thomas, 33, pleaded guilty to attempted promotion of a sexual performance by a child. He admitted that he tried to promote pornographic video images of a child Jan. 22 in the town of Adams.

In addition to probation he is expected to be sentenced Jan. 24 to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building.

In other court activity:

Matthew J. Creighton Jr., 32, of 33375 Broadwell Road, Theresa, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted dissemination of indecent material to a minor and second-degree sex abuse. He had been charged by state police in August with sending a picture of nudity to a 13-year-old girl and subjecting the same girl to sexual contact in the town of Theresa.

Judge Kim H. Martusewicz subsequently sentenced him to 180 days in the PSB on the dissemination of indecent material charge. He deferred sentencing on the sex abuse charge until Jan. 24, at which time Mr. Creighton is expected to be sentenced to six years’ probation and be ordered to register with the state as a sex offender.

Jennifer L. Busic, 36, of 419 Prospect St., pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny and welfare fraud. She was charged with obtaining benefits from the Department of Social Services to which she was not entitled from Oct. 1, 2012, to April 30 by withholding information about her income. She is expected to be sentenced Jan. 22 to five years’ probation and be ordered to pay $4,539 in restitution.

Elizabeth M. Johnson, 46, Fort Campbell., Ky., pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny, second-degree forgery and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. She had been charged in a grand jury indictment handed up in May with writing bad checks between August 2008 to January 2010, taking the money from businesses owned by Jeffrey Countryman, including Countryman’s Garage, Philadelphia. She is to be sentenced Feb. 21 to five years’ probation and be ordered to pay restitution in an amount yet to be determined.

James W. Leonard, 31, Bronx, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served in state prison after an October 2007 guilty plea to first-degree perjury. He had been accused of giving false testimony at an evidence suppression hearing in County Court in April 2005. He has since been incarcerated in prison on separate charges. Information about those charges was not available from the court, but he was due to be sentenced to prison in 2007 in state Supreme Court in Bronx County on an attempted murder charge.

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