Endicott Man Indicted for Receiving and Possessing Child Pornography
Faces 5 years to 20 years Imprisonment
BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – On May 4, 2016, a federal grand jury issued an indictment charging Brandon Kie, 30, of Endicott, New York, of receiving and possessing child pornography on a computer, announced by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Kie made his initial appearance in federal court on Friday, May 6, 2016, in Binghamton, New York, before United States Magistrate Judge Thérèse Wiley Dancks. He was ordered held in custody pending a detention hearing scheduled for May 11, 2016.
Kie faces a minimum sentence of 5 years and up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life and mandatory registration as a sex offender. 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.
The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
This case is being investigated by the FBI, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miroslav Lovric.
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.