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Albany Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Child Pornography Distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Michael G. Isaacson, age 34, of Albany, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for distributing and possessing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian.

Senior U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe also sentenced Isaacson to 25 years of supervised release, to be served after his release from prison.  Isaacson will also be required to register as a sex offender.

As part of his plea on March 1, Isaacson admitted that he distributed child pornography files over the Internet.  He also admitted to possessing more than 1,000 image files, and more than 30 video files, depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit poses or conduct.

This case was investigated by the Colonie Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Albany Division, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

This case is prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ 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

Updated August 2, 2016

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