You are here

Justice News

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 23, 2018

Jury Convicts Binghamton Sex Offender on Child Pornography Charges

Roland Kyzer Found Guilty of Possessing Child Pornography For A Second Time

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – Roland Kyzer, age 39, of Binghamton, New York, was found guilty today of receipt and possession of child pornography following a three-day jury trial.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Kyzer was previously convicted on March 28, 2003 in federal court in Binghamton for receipt of child pornography and sentenced to serve 108 months in prison, to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, which began on November 2, 2011. 

The evidence at trial established that on November 15, 2016 U.S. Probation Officers searched Kyzer’s residence in Binghamton, during which they discovered a laptop computer, an iPod, mobile phone, compact discs, other electronic media, and thumb drives, all of which were prohibited by the terms of Kyzer’s supervised release conditions. When questioned, Kyzer admitted that these devices contained child pornography, and a search of those electronic devices revealed over 25,000 images and videos of child pornography.      

Sentencing is scheduled for June 22, 2018.  Kyzer faces a minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum sentence of 40 years for his receipt of child pornography, and a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of 20 years for his possession of child pornography, as well as a lifetime term of supervised release. 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.  Kyzer must also continue to register as a sex offender.

Kyzer has also been charged separately with violating the conditions of his supervised release based upon his receipt and possession of child pornography, and could face an additional term of at least 5 years imprisonment if he is found to have violated his supervised release conditions.

This case was investigated by the United States Probation Office and the FBI, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miroslav Lovric.

This case is prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood.  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), and is designed to marshal 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.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 25, 2018