Chenango County Man Arrested on Child Exploitation Charges
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - Patrick M. Kain, age 33, of Norwich, New York, was arrested and charged today with sexually exploiting a child, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Susan Ferensic, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The federal criminal complaint charges that in February 2019, Kain sexually exploited a child under the age of 6 for the purpose of producing visual depictions of that abuse. The charges in the pending federal complaint are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
If convicted of the charge alleged in the complaint, Kain faces a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 25 years, a maximum sentence of 50 years, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment 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.
Kain appeared today before United States Magistrate Judge Miroslav Lovric, and was detained pending further proceedings.
This case is being investigated by the FBI, the New York State Police, and the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office. It is being 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). 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.