The former editor-in-chief of the left-leaning news website The Recount is facing child pornography charges.
Slade Sohmer, 44, was charged in Massachusetts with possessing and disseminating “hundreds of child pornography images and videos,” The Berkshire Eagle reported.
Sohmer was editor-in-chief of The Recount until just last month. He was dismissed from the role around the same time the Berkshire District Attorney began investigating the child pornography allegations. He “is no longer editor-in-chief” of the site “following a company restructure exercise in early October to focus on our editorial and commercial plans,” a spokesperson for The Recount’s parent company The News Movement, told the New York Post.
Sohmer was arrested on Friday at his home in Otis, about 30 miles west of Springfield, and he was released Monday on