A Kingston man charged with aggravated possession and distribution of child pornography pleaded not guilty during an initial appearance Monday in Marshall County District Court.
According to felony information filed, 33-year-old James Anthony Leon Foster had “in excess of 100 videos and images depicting child pornography,” found on hard drives of his computer and distributed numerous video files depicting child pornography.
Associate District Judge Gregory L. Johnson set Foster’s bond at $125,000 with the condition Foster has no access to any computer. As of Thursday, Foster remained in jail, according to the Marshall County Court Clerk’s Office.
According to court records, Foster distributed videos depicting child pornography to an undercover agent of the Oklahoma Attorney Genera’s Office. The agent had contacted Foster after he offered to share and distribute the child pornography videos to anyone that was interested on an internet file sharing forum, the felony information shows.
Foster allegedly distributed three video files in October 2015, one in November 2015 and one in December 2015, records show. Investigators later found over 100 videos and images on Fosters hard drives in January 2016.
Foster is facing a total of five felony counts including:
• One count of aggravated possession of child porn, which, if convicted, is punishable by imprisonment for a term not exceeding life and by a fine not more than $10,000
• Three counts of distribution of child porn, with each count carrying a prison sentence of up to 20 years and/or a fine of not more than $25,000. Persons convicted also may not be eligible for a deferred sentence
• One count of violation of Oklahoma Statute via computer, which is punishable by imprisonment for not more than five years and/or a fine of not more than $5,000
A preliminary hearing conference was set for 2:15 p.m. Sept. 1 with Judge Johnson in Marshall County District Court.