Marlboro Resident Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
ALBANY, NEW YORK – Thomas Albright, age 71, of Marlboro, New York, was arrested January 12 on charges of distributing, receiving and possessing child pornography.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Special Agent in Charge Andrew W. Vale of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Albright appeared on January 13 in Albany before United States Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart and was detained pending further proceedings.
The charges in the complaint filed against Albright are merely accusations. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
If convicted on all charges, Albright faces at least 5 years and up to 20 years in prison, at least 5 years and up to a life term of post-imprisonment supervised release, and a maximum $250,000 fine. Albright would also have to register as a sex offender. 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 is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sahar Amandolare.