Greene County Sex Offender Sentenced to 175 Months for Possessing Child Pornography and Supervised Release Violations
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Thomas E. Cargill, age 56, of Endicott, New York, pled guilty today in federal court in Binghamton to one felony count of failing to register and update his registration as a sex offender after it was discovered that he had an e-mail address that he had not disclosed to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”), announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and David L. McNulty, United States Marshal for the Northern District of New York.
In pleading guilty, Cargill admitted that from November 5, 2016, through November 13, 2021, he failed to register a Google email address he created on September 24, 2016, as required by SORNA.
Cargill was required to register as a sex offender because of his federal conviction in 2008 for possession of child pornography.
In addition to his plea to failure to register and update a registration as a sex offender, Cargill also admitted today that this conduct violated the terms of supervised release previously imposed after his 2008 conviction.
Sentencing is scheduled for August 24, 2022 before Senior United States District Thomas J. McAvoy. In addition to any punishment for violating the terms of his supervised release, Cargill faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000.00, and a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life on the sex offender registration offense. 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 was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Geoffrey J. L. Brown as part of Project Safe Childhood. Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorney’s 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