ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jacob Delaney, age 24, of Holtsville, New York, was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography, announced 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, as a resident of New Paltz, New York, he used the Internet to search for, and download, numerous still images and video files of child pornography onto his computer and external hard drive. Some of the child pornography files received and possessed by Delaney depicted prepubescent children engaged in sexual conduct.
In imposing the sentence, Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy also imposed a 10-year term of supervised release to follow the term of incarceration.
This case was investigated by the FBI. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ashlyn Miranda and Rick Belliss.
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/.