Friday, 28 February 2014 10:47
Six Felony Charges For Blogger
CLIFTON PARK – John Tighe, 67, of Milton was arraigned in Clifton Park Town Court on Wednesday, February 26, on a total of six felony counts. Three counts were on the charge of possession of a sexual performance by a child; three counts were on the change of promoting a sexual performance by a child. The charges arose out of the seizure of Tighe’s computer by state police in October, after an investigation led to the execution of a search warrant for Tighe’s residence. This investigation was prompted by a complaint that was filed in April of 2012 by NXIVM involving unauthorized access to NXIVM computers. Tighe had written extensively about NXIVM in his blog, “Saratoga in Decline,” alleging many financial and legal misdeeds by the organization. The blog itself was often vilified for it’s abrasive style, name-calling and vulgarity. It has been inactive since the computer seizure last October 23. Tighe will next appear in Milton Town Court next Monday, March 3.