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      Clay murder-rape suspect indicted on federal child pornography charges

      David Renz

      The Cicero man accused of killing a Liverpool librarian and raping a 10-year-old girl has now been indicted on federal child pornography charges.

      29-year-old David Renz was arrested on the charges on January 9 and was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday. Renz is charged \with one count of receiving child pornography and five counts of possession of child pornography.

      If convicted, he faces five to 20 years in prison on the receiving child pornography charge and a maximum of 10 years in prison for each of the possession of child pornography charges.

      According to the indictment, between 2010 and June 2012, Renz received child pornography through the internet using a homemade computer. Prosecutors say the possession charges relate to five DVD and CD's which Renz possessed at the time.

      Just two months later, Renz was arrested again in connection with a carjacking, murder and rape in Clay.

      "In addition to our federal prosecution of the child pornography charges, my office is continuing to work closely with the Onondaga County District Attorney on these horrific carjacking, murder, and rape offenses," said U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian.

      47-year-old Lori Bresnahan, a librarian in the Liverpool School District, was picking up a 10-year-old girl from gymnastics practice at Great Northern Mall in Clay on March 15 when Renz allegedly carjacked them. Investigators say Renz tied up Bresnahan and the child, raped the girl in a deserted area near the mall, then drove them to Verplank Road where he stabbed Bresnahan multiple times. The girl was able to get away after the attack.