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New Hampshire Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Receiving Child Pornography

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Isaiah Lafoe, age 26, of Lancaster, New Hampshire, was sentenced today to 180 months (15 years) in prison for receiving child pornography. United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Craig L. Tremaroli, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), made the announcement.

Lafoe previously pled guilty and admitted that on September 30, 2020, and between October 5, 2020, and February 15, 2021, he communicated with a girl in Troy, New York, and coerced her into sending him, via social media applications over the internet, images and videos depicting the child engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Lafoe received these images and videos on his cell phone.

United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also imposed a 25-year term of post-imprisonment supervised release and ordered Lafoe to pay $3,000 in restitution to the victim. Lafoe will also be required to register as a sex offender after his release from prison.

This case was investigated by the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, comprised of FBI Special Agents, and state and local police investigators, including from the New York State Police and the Colonie Police Department. The Troy Police Department also provided assistance. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Wentworth-Ping prosecuted the case as part of Project Safe Childhood.

Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorney’s 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 May 3, 2024

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