Geneseo man pleads not guilty to child sex exploitation charges

22-year-old Tristan S. Blank has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court to the child exploitation charges he faces.

The Geneseo man was arrested July 22 for allegedly coercing five minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct between April of 2016 and August of 2018, according to the indictment.

It also included that such material would be transported in interstate and foreign commerce, thus why this is a federal case.

A conviction of a single of the five charges Blank faces would result in a 30-year prison term.

He’ll return to court for a pre-trial hearing on Aug. 28.