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

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Mattydale Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Child Pornography Charges

Defendant Distributed, Received and Possessed Child Pornography

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Steven Doty, 53, of Mattydale, New York, was sentenced yesterday in federal court to serve 15 years in prison to be followed by a 15 year term of supervised release in connection with his previous plea of guilty to two counts of distribution of child pornography, one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. As a result of his conviction, Gonyea will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison. 


The announcement was made by the Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


In pleading guilty, Doty admitted to using peer-to-peer software to distribute videos of child pornography on July 6, 2015 and from July 16, 2016 through July 29, 2016.  Doty also admitted to downloading a file directory containing approximately one-thousand (1000) images of child pornography and possessing thirty-two (32) “hard core” videos.


This case was investigated by the Albany Division of the FBI (Syracuse Resident Agency) and the New York State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Levine.


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


Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 4, 2017