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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 16, 2013

Greenwich Man Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

Alleged Possession of Three Thumb Drives Containing Child Pornography

ALBANY, NEW YORK — A grand jury returned an indictment charging TIMOTHY TEFFT, age 64, of Greenwich, New York, with three counts of possessing child pornography announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent-in- Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division.1 TEFFT faces up to ten years of imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000 on each count.

TEFFT had his initial appearance and arraignment on the charges in Albany today before the Honorable Christian F. Hummel, United States Magistrate Judge. TEFFT was detained pending his trial which has been scheduled for November 18, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. before Chief United States District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe.

According to the indictment, between January 1, 2010 and May 3, 2011, TEFFT possessed three thumb drives, each of which contained images of child pornography.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rick Belliss.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources.”

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1The charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated January 29, 2015