Cortland husband arrested in child porn bust

Lawrence C. Berry, 25, of Cortland

CORTLAND, N.Y. — A second arrest has been made following a child pornography investigation in the city of Cortland.

Lawrence C. Berry, 25, was arrested Thursday on the following charges:

  • Conspiracy in the second degree
  • Use of a child in a sexual performance
  • Promoting an obscene sexual performance
  • Promoting a sexual performance by a child
  • Possessing a sexual performance by a child
  • Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child
  • Endangering the welfare of a chil

Berry's arrest comes a week after his wife, 23-year-old Brittany Berry, was arrested on similar charges.

According to police, Lawrence Berry conspired with Brittany Berry during the months of August and September to have Brittany perform sexual acts on a male under the age of 5, film the acts, and send the footage to him.

Berry was jailed on $25,000 cash bail. His next court date is pending.