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

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Jamesville Man Pleads Guilty to Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Cody Childress, age 29, of Jamesville, New York, pled guilty today in United States District Court to one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Childress, who was ordered detained in custody pending his sentencing, faces a minimum sentence of at least five years and up to 20 years of imprisonment for distribution of child pornography and up to 20 years of imprisonment for receipt of child pornography. Childress will also be required to serve a term of supervised release of between five years and life, and will be required to register 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.

As part of his guilty plea, Childress admitted that he received images of child pornography through a Peer-to-Peer file-sharing program. A search of Childress’s laptop computer revealed that he possessed 51 videos depicting child pornography.  Sentencing is scheduled for August 2, 2018, in Syracuse, New York.

Childress’s case was investigated by the New York State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey J. L. Brown.

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.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 26, 2018