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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Konn Convicted Of Child Pornography Offenses

Retired State Worker’s Child Pornography Collection Included
Thousands of Images and Over 800 Movies

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Today, a federal jury trial that began Monday ended in the conviction of STEPHEN J. KONN, 63, of Clifton Park, New York, of the felony offenses of distribution of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

KONN faces a statutory mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment for five years and a maximum sentence of imprisonment for twenty years for each of the distribution and receipt convictions, and a maximum sentence of imprisonment for ten years for the possession conviction, as well as a lifetime term of supervised release, a maximum fine of $250,000, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. KONN, who was remanded, will be sentenced in Albany on September 4, 2014 by United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino.

The evidence presented at trial showed that KONN, a retired employee from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, used a peer-to-peer file trading program to distribute child pornography to an undercover FBI agent via the Internet. A subsequent search of KONN’s Clifton Park residence uncovered a computer containing over 4,000 images and 800 videos of child pornography, and evidence that KONN had been trading child pornography over the Internet for years.

This prosecution resulted from an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Wayne A. Myers.

Updated January 29, 2015