SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Timothy E. Deuel, age 64, of Tioga County, New York, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for 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 prior guilty plea, Deuel acknowledged that in March 2015, he was sentenced to 87 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release for distribution of child pornography. Deuel admitted that during the term of supervised release that followed his term of imprisonment, he possessed, at his residence, three digital storage devices that contained a total of approximately 1,000 images of child pornography and more than 200 video files of child pornography.
United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also imposed a 15-year term of post-imprisonment supervised release, ordered forfeiture of the devices used as part of the offense, and ordered Deuel to pay a total of $45,000 restitution to victims of the offense.
This case was investigated by the FBI Syracuse Mid-State Child Exploitation Task Force, comprised of FBI Special Agents and Investigators of the New York State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew J. McCrobie as 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), and is designed to marshal 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.