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Colonie man charged with possessing child sexual abuse images

COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — State police say they have arrested a Colonie man following a sex crime investigation. Shaun Spencer, 43, faces multiple charges.

Spencer is charged with promoting and possessing images depicting the sexual exploitation of children. The investigation led to a search warrant being executed at his Colonie home on July 3, resulting in his arrest.


State police were assisted by the Colonie Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Spencer now faces the following charges:

  • Promotion of a sexual performance by a child
  • Possession of a sexual performance by a child

He was arraigned in Colonie Municipal Court before being sent to the Albany County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or $50,000 partially secured bail.