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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Little Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Eric Jaquays, age 53, of Little Falls, New York, pled guilty today to distributing child pornography. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and James Spero, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). 

As part of his guilty plea, Jaquays admitted that between December 27, 2014 and December 12, 2015, while in his Little Falls residence, he used the Internet and a peer-to-peer file sharing program to distribute 27 video files containing child pornography. 

As a result of his conviction, Jaquays faces at least 5 years and up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life, and mandatory registration as a sex offender.  Sentencing is scheduled for November 17, 2016 before U.S. District Judge David N. Hurd in Utica.   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. 

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Saratoga Springs Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 20, 2016