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Niskayuna Man Sentenced For Receiving Child Pornography

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

Defendant Who Received Thousands of Still Images and Videos of Child Pornography Sentenced to 96 Months in Prison

ALBANY, NEW YORK — RONALD J. LOVETT, age 67, of Niskayuna, New York, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Mae A. D’Agostino, in Albany to ninety-six (96) months of imprisonment for receiving child pornography images, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Matthew Scarpino, Resident Agent-in-Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations. LOVETT, who had entered a guilty plea on March 20, 2013, was also ordered to pay a fine of $17,500.00, to pay restitution totaling $5,661.83, to have no unsupervised contact with minors, and to register with the New York State Sex Offender Registry Program.

Between May 2007 and February 10, 2012, LOVETT used the Internet to access various child pornography websites and various file sharing networks. While accessing some of the child pornography websites or file sharing networks, LOVETT downloaded multiple still images and videos of child pornography onto his home computer, thumb drives, and external hard drives.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.

Updated January 29, 2015