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Herkimer County Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Distributing Child Pornography

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

UTICA, NEW YORK – Eric Jaquays, age 54, of Little Falls, New York, was sentenced today to 5 years of imprisonment for distributing child pornography.


The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and James C. Spero, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).


As part of his July 20, 2016 plea, Jaquays admitted that between December 27, 2104 and December 12, 2015, he used the Internet and a peer-to-peer file sharing program to distribute 27 video files containing child pornography. 


United States District Judge David N. Hurd also imposed a 5-year term of supervised release, which will start after Jaquays is released from prison.  As a result of his conviction, Jaquays will be required to register as a sex offender after leaving prison. 


This case was investigated by HSI and the Saratoga Springs Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss.

Updated November 17, 2016

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