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Dix Hills Man Sentenced To Twenty-Five Years’ Imprisonment For Child Exploitation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York
Defendant Filmed Himself Sexually Abusing A Child Over A Two-Year Period

Earlier today, Thomas J. Carey, Jr., a 36-year-old Dix Hills resident, was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of twenty-five years and lifetime supervised release following his conviction for sexual exploitation of a child. The proceeding was held before United States District Judge Denis R. Hurley at the United States Courthouse in Central Islip, New York.

The sentence was announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and James T. Hayes, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), New York.

Carey was arrested in June 2009, after HSI agents obtained a search warrant for his residence based upon a lead from the Swiss National Police and Interpol. Computer equipment and digital cameras belonging to Carey which were seized pursuant to that warrant contained 161 images of Carey molesting the minor victim between 2007 and 2009, when the victim was 8 to 10 years old.

“This sentence is fitting for a predator who destroyed the innocence of an eight-year-old child,” stated United States Attorney Lynch. “This sentence stands as a strong warning to those who would abuse children that we will prosecute them to the full extent of the law.” Ms. Lynch expressed her grateful appreciation to Homeland Security Investigations for its assistance in this case.

The government’s case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Allen Bode.

The Defendant:


Dix Hills, New York

Age: 36

Updated July 2, 2015