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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 4, 2019

Columbia County Sex Offender Sentenced to 35 Years for Sexually Exploiting a Child

ALBANY, NEW YORK – John G. Stroming, age 60, of Stuyvesant, New York, was sentenced today to 35 years in prison for sexually exploiting a child and possessing child pornography.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett.

Senior United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue ordered that Stroming’s sentence run consecutive to a state term of imprisonment Stroming is serving.  Today’s federal sentence should begin in 2027, when Stroming’s state sentence is scheduled to end.

Stroming was convicted in May 2019 following a 2-day jury trial.  The evidence at trial showed that Stroming videotaped himself sexually abusing a 19-month-old and that he also possessed child pornography involving other children.  At the time of the crimes, Stroming was required to register as a sex offender.  He has sex offense convictions including for rape in the second degree (2011) and promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child (1999).

This case was investigated by the New York State Police and the FBI, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Katherine Kopita and Shira C. Hoffman.

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 https://www.justice.gov/psc.

 

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 5, 2019