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Delaware County Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Sexually Exploiting a Child, and Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - Jeremie Hoyt, age 42, of Davenport, New York, was sentenced today to serve 25 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting a child and distributing and possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Matthew Scarpino, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and New York State Police Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen.

As part of his previous guilty plea, Hoyt admitted that he used a child to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of that conduct, and that in August of 2019 and November of 2020 he produced a sexually explicit photograph and video of the child.  Hoyt further admitted that he later distributed the sexually explicit image and video over the Internet to other users on a messaging application and that he still possessed the sexually explicit image and video on his iPad when law enforcement searched his home in April 2021.

United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also imposed a 30 year term of supervised release, which will start after Hoyt is released from prison, and ordered Hoyt to pay a $500 special assessment. Hoyt will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Hoyt’s case was investigated by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Investigators of the New York State Police, Computer Crimes Unit (CCU), and the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey J. L. Brown as a 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

Updated September 6, 2022

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