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

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Albany, New York - Man was Sentenced to 327 Months in Prison for Two Counts of Distribution of Child Pornography

ALBANY, NEW YORK – RAYMOND T. DRAKE, age 53, of Albany, New York, was sentenced today to 327 months in prison for two counts of distribution of child pornography, one count of receiving child pornography, and three counts of possession of child pornography by Chief United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Special Agent in Charge Nicholas DiNicola. Drake must also serve a lifetime term of supervised release and register as a sex offender.

As part of his March 5, 2014 plea, DRAKE admitted that he distributed images of child pornography by e-mail and through a file sharing program. On January 25, 2013, investigators searched DRAKE’s residence and recovered more than 600 of photographs and several videos depicting child pornography.

"Child pornography is the most despicable victimization of our most vulnerable," said United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian. "People who engage in viewing it and helping distribute it will be punished. My office will work with our federal and local partners to discover and prosecute defendants who engage in this crime."

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey C. Coffman as part of Project Safe Childhood. 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 February 23, 2015