ALBANY, NEW YORK – Arthur L. Gurbey, age 48, of Green Island, New York, was sentenced today to 151 months in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography. The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Thomas F. Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
As part of his previously entered guilty plea, Gurbey admitted to possessing 101 videos and 90 images of child pornography, which were found on a phone that Gurbey was carrying when he was arrested after attempting to meet with someone he believed to be a 15-year-old girl.
Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy also imposed a 15-year term of supervised release, to begin after Gurbey is released from prison. Judge McAvoy also ordered Gurbey to pay $3,000 to each of three victims whose images of abuse Gurbey possessed.
This case was investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of the New York State Police, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, and the Colonie Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily C. Powers.
This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s’ offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/.