Long Island Man Charged with Possessing Child Pornography in New Paltz
ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jacob Delaney, age 22, of Holtsville, New York, and currently residing in New Paltz, was charged and arrested today for possessing child pornography.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
A criminal complaint filed against Delaney alleges that he possessed child pornography on his computer and an external hard drive while residing in New Paltz. The charges in the complaint are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
If convicted, Delaney faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, a mandatory term of supervised release of 5 years and up to life, mandatory registration as a sex offender, and a maximum $250,000 fine. 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 is being investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force, and the New York State Police Troop F Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Unit and Highland Barracks, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alicia Giglio Suarez.
This case is prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices, 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 identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/.