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

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Cobleskill Man Arrested for Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jason M. VanBuren, age 42, of Cobleskill, New York, was ordered detained today following his January 5 arrest on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography.


The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


The complaint filed against VanBuren alleges that he received and possessed child pornography on a phone.  The charges in the complaint are merely accusations.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


At a detention hearing today, United States Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart ordered VanBuren detained pending further proceedings.


If convicted on all charges, VanBuren faces at least 5 years and up to 20 years in prison, a maximum $250,000 fine, 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.  If convicted, VanBuren would also have to register as a sex offender.


This case is being investigated by the FBI, the New York State Police, and the Cobleskill Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 10, 2018