ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jacob Delaney, age 23, of Holtsville, New York, pled guilty yesterday to one count of receiving child pornography and three counts of possessing child pornography.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
As part of his guilty plea, Delaney admitted that between about September 2018 and December 12, 2019, while a resident of New Paltz, New York, he used the Internet to search for, and download, numerous still image and video files of child pornography.
Sentencing is scheduled for February 15, 2022 before Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy in Albany. Delaney faces at least 5 years and up to 40 years in prison. The Court will also impose a term of supervised release of between 5 years and life. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors. Delaney will also be required to register as a sex offender.
This case was investigated by the FBI. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ashlyn Miranda and Rick Belliss as a part of Project Safe Childhood.
Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorney’s offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS). 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 to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.
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