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Norwich Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Transportation and Possession of Child Pornography

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Robert Bresee, age 57, of Norwich, New York, was sentenced today to 180 months (15 years) in prison for transporting and possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Thomas F. Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Bresee, who was previously convicted in Chenango County Court of Rape in the First Degree, and sentenced to 15 years’ in prison, admitted that while on post-release supervision from that offense he uploaded 70 images of child pornography to a Google account, and possessed an additional 21 images on his cellular telephone.

Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy also imposed a 15-year term of supervised release, which will start after Bresee is released from prison, and ordered a $200 special assessment. Bresee, who is currently designated a Risk Level 3 Sexually Violent Offender, will be required to continue to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

Bresee’s case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Norwich Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey J. L. Brown.

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

Updated July 15, 2020

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