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Chili man pleads guilty to distributing and possessing child pornography

Posted at: 05/08/2013 5:30 PM

A Chili man has pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to distributing and possession child pornography.

The Assistant U.S. Attorney, who is handling the case, stated that in May and June of last year, officers found that 42-year-old Michael V. Covello, of Chili, was distributing images and videos of child pornography online. Police also found child pornography on his laptop, desktop computer and iPod Touch.

Because of a prior sexual abuse conviction, Covello faces 15 to 40 years in prison. He will be sentenced on September 17.