Stillwater Mayor Resigns Amid Child Porn Charges

Sep 3, 2017

The embattled mayor of a Saratoga County village has resigned.

Stillwater Mayor Rick Nelson, recently arrested on child pornography charges, has officially resigned from his position. State police said the 62-year-old mayor was arrested after an investigation by the Computer Crime Unit.

Nelson has been charged with one felony count each of promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child. Nelson is due back in court Wednesday.  

Deputy Mayor Frank Tatum is now serving as Acting Mayor, according to the village website.

A special meeting of the Village Board of Trustees will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m.