Colonie man accused of possessing child pornography | News
COLONIE -- Christopher Gallup, 27, is out on bail after his arrest on Thursday. Police said they found hundreds of inappropriate images of children on computers, storage devices and cell phones at Gallup's home in Colonie. They said Gallup worked in the café at Barnes And Noble in Colonie Center. But their main concern is the work he did with children as a Tae Kwan Do instructor.
"He was self admittedly a Tae Kwan Do instructor in a variety of different places around the Capital District with young children," Colonie Police Lieutenant Robert Winn told Newschannel 13. "It raises our suspicion that perhaps there could be a victim out there that we don't know about."
Police are urging parents to take a good look at Gallup and call the police if they suspect their children had inappropriate contact with him. Gallup faces 2 felony charges of promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child. Police said more charges are possible because of the amount of child pornography images they found.
"It's a large volume. Hundreds is probably going to be on the low end. Each one of those could potentially bring an individual charge. At the end of the day, when this is complete, I find it hard to believe there will not be more charges filed," Lt. Winn said.