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Northern District of New York

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Ballston Spa Man Sentenced to 96 Months for Child Pornography Offenses

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Damian Quillinan, age 43, of Ballston Spa, New York, was sentenced today to 96 months in prison for receipt and possession of child pornography.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also sentenced Quillinan to a life term of supervised release, to begin following his term of imprisonment.  Quillinan will also be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

Quillinan pled guilty on November 13, 2017.  He admitted that on July 29, 2016, he used his phone to download child pornography from the Internet.  Quillinan further admitted to downloading and storing more than 14,000 child pornography videos and images on various computers and external hard drives in his residence between February 2014 and August 2016.

This case was jointly investigated by the FBI and the New York State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood. Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorneys’ 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

Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 13, 2018