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Former PA Mayor Convicted of Possessing Child Pornography

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    Former PA Mayor Convicted of Possessing Child Pornography

    A former Pennsylvania mayor has been convicted of looking at child pornography. 

    A Carbon County jury convicted 75-year-old Richard Corkery on Thursday of 27 counts of possession of child pornography. 
     
    Corkery was the mayor of Coaldale from 2009 to 2013. He did not run for re-election.

    Nesquehoning police have said they found several pornographic images of underage boys when they searched the mayor's computer at WLSH-AM radio in 2011.
     
    The Republican-Herald of Pottsville reports that Corkery testified the child pornography appeared on his computer as unsolicited pop-ups. He denied intentionally looking at child porn.

    Corkery is free pending sentencing.