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Madison County Man Sentenced for Sex Offender Registration Violation

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Gregory Malecki, age 49, of Bridgeport, New York, was sentenced yesterday to time served (6 months) and 25 years of supervised release for failing to register an email address with the New York State Sex Offender Registry, as required by law.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and David L. McNulty, United States Marshal for the Northern District of New York.

As part of his previously entered guilty plea, Malecki admitted that in 2009 he was convicted in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York of Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor, for which he served a sentence of 10 years in federal prison.  That conviction requires Malecki to register as a sex offender and to keep his registration current with personal identifying information, including internet and email accounts. Malecki admitted that although he maintained registration as a sex offender in the State of New York, for nearly two years he intentionally failed to register an email account that he created despite knowing he has a continuing obligation under the law to do so.

In addition to the term of imprisonment for failing to update his sex offender registration, Malecki was sentenced to a concurrent term of time served (202 days) for violating the conditions of his supervised release, including committing new criminal conduct, possessing sexually explicit images, failing to truthfully provide required information on his monthly probation reports, and possessing an undisclosed internet capable device.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service Sex Offender Investigation Branch with assistance from the United States Probation Office for the Northern District of New York and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lisa M. Fletcher.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney's 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/.

Updated November 18, 2021

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Project Safe Childhood