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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 21, 2018

Massena Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Child Pornography Offenses

Brandon Jock’s Crimes Involved Over 13,000 Images

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Brandon Jock, age 35, of Massena, New York, was sentenced yesterday to serve 30 years in federal prison following his plea of guilty to five federal felonies relating to child pornography offenses, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, James Hendricks, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II.

In March of 2018, Jock pled guilty to Advertising Child Pornography, as a part of his participation in on-line groups that he administered specifically for the trading of child pornography.  In addition, Jock was convicted of transporting child pornography over the internet into both an online group, and into cloud storage accounts that he then shared with others.  The federal investigation resulted in the recovery of over 13,000 images and videos of child pornography that Jock had transported over the Internet to store in those accounts in order to trade. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the New York State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa M. Fletcher, the Project Safe Childhood Coordinator for the Northern District of New York.

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 https://www.justice.gov/psc.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated September 21, 2018