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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Ithaca-Area Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

ITHACA, NEW YORK – Randolph Bullock, 64, of Dryden, New York, was arrested today on a complaint charging him with possession of child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Thomas Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The criminal complaint alleges that Bullock possessed images of child pornography on his desktop computer at his former place of employment. 

The charge against Bullock carries a sentence of up to ten 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 registration as a sex offender.  The 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.

Bullock appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Thérèse Wiley Dancks for an initial appearance today and was detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for May 3, 2021. The charge in the complaint is merely an accusation.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.  

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Mid-State Child Exploitation Task Force, comprised of FBI Special Agents and Investigators of the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI), with assistance from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department and Village of Dryden Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen Grabowski.

Members of the public who have information regarding Bullock are asked to call the Federal Bureau of Investigation at (607) 274-5050. 

This case is prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorney’s offices, 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 identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc/

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 28, 2021