Apalachin Man Sentenced for Receiving Child Pornography
Judge Sentences Defendant to Serve Five Years Imprisonment
NEW YORK - Brandon Kie, 31, of Apalachin, New York, was sentenced today to serve sixty months (5 years) imprisonment and a term of fifteen (15) years 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 (FBI). Kie is also required to register as a sex offender following his release from federal prison. Kie pled guilty in September of 2016 to receiving child pornography via the internet and a computer.
In pleading guilty, Kie admitted that in 2014 he used a computer to connect to several child pornography web sites via the internet using peer-to-peer file sharing software programs. On numerous occasions, Kie received and downloaded more than 500 digital images and more than 12 videos that depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, some of which included sadistic and masochistic acts.
This case was investigated by the FBI, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miroslav Lovric.
This case was 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 http://www.justice.gov/psc/.