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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Albany Man Pleads Guilty To Distribution Of Child Pornography

ALBANY, NEW YORK – RAYMOND T. DRAKE, age 53, of Albany, New York, pled guilty today in Albany before Chief United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe to two counts of distribution of child pornography, one count of receipt of child pornography, and three counts of possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Special Agent in Charge Nicholas DiNicola. DRAKE, who was detained pending his sentencing, faces at least five years of imprisonment and up to 120 years of imprisonment.

As part of his guilty plea, DRAKE admitted that he distributed images of child pornography by e-mail and through a Peer-to-Peer file sharing program. On January 25, 2013, investigators searched DRAKE’s residence and recovered hundreds of images and several videos depicting child pornography. Sentencing is scheduled for July 7, 2014, in Albany, New York.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey C. Coffman.

Updated January 29, 2015