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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Binghamton Man Sentenced to Serve More Than 17 Years for Downloading Child Pornography

Defendant was Already a Registered Sex Offender from a Previous Conviction in Vermont

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK - Reid L. Babcock, age 48, of Binghamton, was sentenced today to serve 17 and ½ years in prison and a life term of supervised release for his previously entered guilty plea to receiving and downloading child pornography images from the internet, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, Charles Margiotta, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. and David Harder, Broome County Sheriff.

In pleading guilty to receipt of child pornography, Babcock admitted that from January of 2017 through April of 2017, in Broome County, New York, he used a cellular telephone to download more than 100 graphic image files of child pornography, depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, some of whom were approximately 6-7 years of age.  Babcock also admitted that at the time of the commission of this crime he was a registered sex offender as a result of his previous conviction in 2003 in Vermont for the crime of Lewd or Lascivious Conduct with a Child. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miroslav Lovric.

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Updated July 17, 2018