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Latham Woman Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation of a Child

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Kristy Koldis, age 46, of Latham, New York, pled guilty today to sexual exploitation of a child. United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Matthew Scarpino, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), made the announcement.

Koldis admitted that she created sexually explicit content depicting V-1 from the time V-1 was approximately 9 years old through the time V-1 was approximately 13 years old and distributed the files to Joshua White. The files depicted V-1’s genitals exposed to the camera in a lewd and lascivious manner.

If United States District Judge Mae D’Agostino accepts the parties’ agreed-upon disposition at sentencing on October 3, 2024, Koldis will receive a prison term of 180 months, at least 10 years of supervised release to follow that term of imprisonment, and pay restitution to the victim.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the statutes the defendant violated, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors. Koldis would also have to register as a sex offender upon her release from prison.

White pled guilty on December 11, 2023, to distribution and possession of child pornography; his sentencing is scheduled for July 23, 2024.

Homeland Security Investigations and the New York State Police investigated this case, which is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael D. Gadarian as part of Project Safe Childhood.

Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorney’s 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

Updated June 3, 2024

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