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Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Cicero Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Pornography

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Brian White, age 67, of Cicero, New York, pleaded guilty today to receipt of child pornography. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and New York State Police Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen.

As part of his guilty plea, White admitted that between June 2021 and January 2022, he knowingly downloaded approximately 264 images and 170 videos of child pornography using an internet peer-to-peer network.  He further admitted that in January 2022 he possessed numerous images and video files depicting child pornography on several digital storage devices.

At sentencing, which is currently scheduled for December 7, 2022, White faces at least 5 years and up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life, and will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison. 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 Syracuse Mid-State Child Exploitation Task Force, comprised of FBI Special Agents and Investigators of the New York State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew J. McCrobie 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), 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 August 3, 2022