SF man arrested for child porn possession pleads not guilty

Duane Ackerman, 50, was arrested Oct. 8 after his Sunset home was searched and child porn was discovered inside. (Courtesy/SFPD)

A San Francisco man arrested last week for allegedly possessing child pornography pleaded not guilty Monday in San Francisco Superior Court to charges stemming from his arrest.

Duane Ackerman, 50, pleaded not guilty to one felony count of possession of child pornography, and two felony counts of distributing child pornography. He also pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges of using a concealed camera to record a person for lewd purposes and sexual exploitation of a child.

Ackerman was arrested after police and FBI agents searched his Sunset home and found child porn videos as well as images with children doing sexual acts and videos with children having sex with adults.

They also found hundreds of videos taken by Ackerman showing him filming up-skirt footage of women in Japantown and on Pier 39.

His lawyer, Deputy Public Defender Michelle Tong, said Ackerman has not waived time so his preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 30.

He is in custody on $250,000 bail.

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