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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Albany Man Sentenced For Distributing Child Pornography

ALBANY, NEW YORK – PAUL SCROM, 63, of Albany, New York, was sentenced today by the Honorable Thomas J. McAvoy to 72 months in federal prison followed by a 10-year term of supervised release, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. SCROM is also required to register as a sex offender. The sentence follows SCROM’s May 22, 2014 guilty plea to distribution of child pornography.

As part of his guilty plea, SCROM admitted that he distributed images and movies of child pornography through a peer-to-peer file sharing program. On September 12, 2013, investigators searched SCROM’s home and recovered numerous images and videos depicting child pornography.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Wayne A. Myers.

Updated January 29, 2015