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Fayetteville Man Arrested for Receipt of Child Pornography

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Alan Longmore, age 66, of Fayetteville, New York, appeared yesterday in federal court on charges that he received child pornography over the internet.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Kevin M. Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

According to the federal criminal complaint, Longmore, received images of child pornography through a Peer-to-Peer file sharing program.  An initial forensic review of his laptop computer revealed that it contained numerous video files depicting child pornography.  After being confronted about these charges, Longmore admitted to engaging in this criminal conduct for the past 6 years. The charges in the complaint are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Longmore appeared yesterday before United States Magistrate Judge Andrew T. Baxter, who ordered him detained pending a hearing scheduled for October 10, 2018.

If convicted, Longmore faces at least 5 years and up to 20 years in prison, a term of post-release supervision of at least 5 years and up to life, and a fine of up to $250,000.00 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, Longmore will be required to register as a sex offender.

This case is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Syracuse with assistance from the New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit and the Town of Manlius Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey J. L. Brown.

This case is being 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), 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 October 7, 2018

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