A Utica man has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in U.S District Court in Syracuse.

56-year old Daniel Beal admitted to the distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says investigators searched Beal's business, Dacobe Enterprises, in July of last year and recovered thousands of images and hundreds of videos depicting child pornography.

Beal will be sentenced on January 26th.

He faces five to 20 years in prison on each of the distribution and receipt counts and up to ten years on the possession counts.