On April 2, 2019 at approximately 8:45 a.m., New York State Police arrested 61 year old Christopher A. Barrows, of Groton and charged him with two counts each of the felonies of Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child and Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child.
A joint investigation by the Troop C Computer Crimes Unit (CCU) and the Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) at Ithaca resulted in the arrest. The CCU was made aware in August 2018 that inappropriate images of children were being uploaded to the residence where Barrows was living. After an investigation, a search warrant was executed on April 2 and Barrows was arrested.
Barrows was arraigned in the town of Groton court where he was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on $2,000 cash bail or $5,000 bond.