New York State Police have arrested Stillwater mayor Ricky Nelson and charged him with a felony involving child pornography.

The state boys were tipped off about the illegal activity from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about an IP address within the mayors home downloading child porn. The laptop did indeed contain pictures depicting.

"I think this case really stresses the point that a person's economic status, employment status, or their status in the community has nothing to do with whether or not an individual is capable of committing these types of crimes," - New York State Police Captain Richard O'Brien-CBS 6

Nelson, 62, has been mayor of the small village of Stillwater for over two years now. Taking office in early 2015. Many officials within the village are unwilling to comment at this time due to it being too early to say anything, that he could be innocent, according to the Times Union.

Read more on the matter from the story linked below from Times Union.