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Columbia County Man Sentenced to 78 Months on Child Pornography Convictions

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – James Brady, age 70, of Philmont, New York, was sentenced yesterday to 78 months in prison for distributing and 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).

Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy also imposed a 15-year term of supervised release, which will start after Brady is released from prison, and ordered him to pay $9,000 in restitution.  As a result of his conviction, Brady will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

The case was investigated by the New York State Police and the FBI, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sahar L. Amandolare.

This case was 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).  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

Updated November 13, 2019

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