Saratoga County Blogger Pleads Guilty To Hacking Charge

Nov 5, 2014

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A Saratoga County blogger facing child pornography charges has pleaded guilty to a computer hacking related charge.

The Albany Times Union reports 56-year-old John Tighe of Milton, NY entered a guilty plea Wednesday in Albany County Court on a charge related to hacking into a computer system owned by a Colonie-based company.

Tighe was the blogger behind Saratoga In Decline, a website often critical of elected officials.

As part of the hacking investigation, in 2013 authorities seized Tighe’s computer. It was then investigators discovered a cache of child pornography. Tighe will face charges related to the child pornography in federal court.