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Police: Registered sex offender ordered child porn DVDs

Posted at: 11/16/2012 1:17 PM

A registered sex offender is facing federal charges after investigators say he ordered DVDs of child pornography.

Lawrence Higgins, 61 of Seneca Falls, is charged with receipt and possession of child porn.

According to investigators, Higgins ordered DVDs depicting child porn from an international company. Officials say he made 11 purchases between November 2008 and March 2011.

Higgins is a registered sex offender and admitted to police that he had not registered as an offender at his new address. Police say they also found a rifle at Higgins' house, which he is not allowed to have due to his prior felony convictions.

If convicted on the child porn charge, Higgins faces a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison and 50 years at most.