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Madison County Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Crimes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Brent Dale Will Serve 210 Months in Prison

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - Brent Dale, 40, of Earlville, NY, was sentenced yesterday to serve 210 months in federal prison following his plea of guilty to all counts of a five-count indictment charging him with child pornography offenses, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian. He will be placed on a lifetime period of supervised release following the end of his prison sentence. Dale was a registered sex offender at the time he committed the offenses of conviction, and will be required to continue that registration after his release.

Dale’s sentencing yesterday follows his September 2016 pleas of guilty to the distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography stemming from his trading images of child pornography with other users on the Internet, and amassing a collection of images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children.

This case was investigated by the New York State Police, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, the Madison County District Attorney’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa M. Fletcher.

This multi-agency approach is a hallmark 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). 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 29, 2017

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