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Albany Man Sentenced for Failing to Update Sex Offender Registration and Violating Supervised Release Conditions

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jason Burnash, age 43, of Albany, was sentenced today to a total of 28 months in prison for failing to update his sex offender registration information and violating his conditions of federal supervised release.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and United States Marshal David L. McNulty made the announcement.

As part of his prior guilty plea on July 28, 2023, Burnash admitted that he was required to register as a sex offender because of his prior federal conviction in 2012 for receiving child pornography.  Burnash further admitted that between December 24, 2022 and March 1, 2023, he failed to advise the sex offender registry of a change in his residential address. This conduct both violated Burnash’s conditions of supervised release and was a new crime, specifically a violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

United States District Judge Anne M. Nardacci ordered Burnash to serve 18 months in prison for violating his supervised release conditions and an additional 10 months for the new criminal conduct. She also imposed a 5-year term of supervised release, which will start after Burnash is released from prison. Burnish will again have to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

The United States Marshals Service investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss prosecuted the case as part of Project Safe Childhood.  Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorney’s offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS). 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 to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.

Updated November 27, 2023

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Project Safe Childhood