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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Broome County Man Sentenced to 36 Months for Possessing Child Pornography

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Jack Hiller, age 56, of Port Crane, New York, was sentenced on Monday to 36 months in prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, for possessing child pornography.  The announcement was made by 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 previously entered 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. 

This case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Gadarian 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 https://www.justice.gov/psc.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 28, 2019