Repeat offender in Syracuse uploaded child pornography to Facebook

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SYRACUSE, NY – Randy Tremfer, age 44, of Syracuse, New York, pled guilty today in federal court in Binghamton to one count of transportation of child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Kevin M. Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

In pleading guilty, Tremfer admitted that on January 24, 2019, he uploaded to Facebook a video containing child pornography, and that he possessed 37 additional videos of child pornography on his Facebook account. Tremfer also admitted that he has a prior conviction in federal court for receipt and possession of child pornography, for which he served a 60-months prison sentence, and that he was on supervised release at the time of the offense for which he pled guilty today.

The charge to which Tremfer pled guilty carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, a maximum sentence of up to 40 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of between five years and life. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.


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Tremfer will be sentenced on May 6, 2021, by United States District Judge David N. Hurd, who presides over the case.

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This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and it is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael F. Perry.

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