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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of New York

Friday, June 28, 2013

Registered Sex Offender Sentenced To 264 Months’ Imprisonment And Lifetime Supervised Release For Transporting Child Pornography

Defendant Was Previously Convicted Of Sexually Abusing Two Children Under Age 11

Earlier today, Edmund Ansbro, a registered sex offender, was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 264 months and lifetime supervised release following his conviction for transporting child pornography in interstate commerce.  The proceeding was held before Senior 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, George Venizelos, Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New York Field Office, and Edward Webber, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD).

Ansbro was arrested in Brooklyn on June 10, 2010, as a result of an undercover investigation by a detective with the SCPD Computer Crimes Unit and a special agent with the FBI Sexual Exploitation of Children Unit.  According to a complaint filed in federal court, Ansbro admitted at the time of his arrest that he had been trading child pornography for the past six years and had collected approximately 250 gigabytes of child pornography.

New York State records show that Ansbro was convicted on April 4, 2000, in Kings County Supreme Court, of two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree: Sexual Conduct with an Individual Less Than 11 Years Old.  Ansbro was sentenced to six months jail and five years’ probation.  Following the conviction, Ansbro was required to register as a sex offender with New York State authorities.

“This sentence stands as a strong warning to prior sex offenders that we will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law,” stated United States Attorney Lynch.  “We will not accept the continuing victimization of our children.”  Ms. Lynch expressed her grateful appreciation to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Suffolk County Police Department for their assistance in this case.

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

The Defendant

Brooklyn, New York
Age: 43

Updated July 2, 2015