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Friday, March 17, 2017

Binghamton Man Pleads Guilty to Twelve Counts of Distributing Child Pornography

Jared Flanders Faces Five to Twenty Years Imprisonment

BINGHAMTOM, NEW YORK - Jared Flanders, 34, of Johnson City, New York, pled guilty today in federal court in Binghamton, New York, to twelve (12) counts of distributing child pornography videos and images via the internet, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Special Agent in Charge James Spero, Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Flanders will be sentenced on July 19, 2017 and remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

Flanders faces a minimum sentence of five (5) years and up to twenty (20) years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miroslav Lovric.

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 https://www.justice.gov/psc.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 17, 2017