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Southold man pleads guilty to child pornography charge

A Southold man accused in May of possessing pornography involving a 10-year-old child has entered a guilty plea, according to online court records.

Trent Stack, 44, pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of possessing a sexual performance by a child, a class E felony carrying a prison sentence of up to four years. He will be sentenced Dec. 8, records show.

Mr. Stack was arrested at 6:30 a.m. May 11 after police executed a search warrant at a home his attorney said he rented from his father on Summer Lane in Southold.

Town police assisted in the arrest along with the Federal Long Island Exploited Children’s Task Force, according to a police report, which stated the search warrant was part of a continuing investigation into distribution of child pornography over the internet.

Southold police chief Martin Flatley said at the time that Suffolk police were leading the child pornography investigation.

Detective Sergeant John Best of the Suffolk Police computer crime unit had said officers seized a laptop computer and phone during the search warrant and prosecutors had said additional charges were possible. None were ever filed.