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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Jamesville Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Cody Childress, age 29, of Jamesville, New York, was sentenced yesterday to 7 years in prison for possessing and receiving child pornography.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Charles Margiotta, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

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.

Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also imposed a 15-year term of supervised release, which will start after Childress is released from prison. As a result of his conviction, Childress will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

Childress’s case was investigated by the New York State Police and the FBI.  The case was 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 August 7, 2018