Man accused of having child pornography on work computer to return to court
The man accused of using his work computer to access pornography and “boy lover” websites will return to court in March for a preliminary examination.
Frank Bertram, who was a Boy Scout leader and a chemist who worked for the Environmental Protection Agency when he was charged in U.S. District Court, faces four counts of possessing child pornography, according to court records. His next court date is scheduled for March 20.
Bertram was charged in June by federal authorities for using his work computer to access pornographic websites and “boy lover” websites, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court. The same affidavit reported a search of Bertram’s home also found pornography.
If found guilty, each charge of possessing child pornography carries a maximum sentence of four years and a fine of $10,000.