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Broome County Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Jack Hiller, 55, of Port Crane, New York pled guilty today to possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his guilty plea, Hiller admitted that in February 2018 he used the Kik computer software application to receive sexually explicit images of children, some under 12-years of age.  Hiller also admitted that he knowingly stored photos and videos of child pornography on one of his electronic devices. 

Hiller will be sentenced on November 4, 2019, and faces up to 20 years in prison, a term of supervised release of at least five years and up to life, and a fine of up to $250,000.00. He will also be required to register as a sex offender. 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 FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Gadarian.

This case is being 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) and is designed to marshal 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

Updated June 20, 2019

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