Pittsfield Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Attempting to Entice a Minor in Rensselaer County

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ALBANY, NEW YORK – Bryan P. Krynicki, age 58, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for attempting to coerce and entice a minor to engage in sexual conduct with him.  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).

Krynicki admitted that between February and April, 2020, he exchanged over 1,000 sexually explicit messages with an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old child, in an attempt to coerce and entice the child into engaging in sexual acts with him.  Krynicki further admitted that on April 29, 2020, he traveled to meet with the child in Rensselaer County.  Krynicki was arrested after arriving at the location, and he has been in custody since that date.

United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also imposed a lifetime term of supervised release, which will start after Krynicki is released from prison.  As a result of his conviction, Krynicki will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

This case was investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Williams 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.