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Oswego County Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Tyler Ager has a Prior Conviction for Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Tyler Ager, age 30, of Oswego County, New York, pled guilty today to possession of 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.

Ager admitted that in May 2023 and June 2023, he possessed child pornography on his phone and that he uploaded a child pornography file to a public website where adults chat with other adults. He also admitted that, in April 2021, he was convicted of sexual abuse in the second degree in Parish Town Court. His offense conduct in that case involved him having a 4-year-old minor touch his penis. He received a term of probation, which he was serving when he committed the offense to which he pled guilty today

Sentencing is scheduled for April 17, 2024, before United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby. Ager faces a mandatory minimum term of 10 years in prison, a maximum term of 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of between 5 years and up to life. Ager also will have to pay restitution to any identified victims, forfeit the property he used to commit the offense, and will be required to register as a sex offender. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the statute the defendant violated, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

This case was investigated by the FBI Mid-State Child Exploitation Task Force, comprised of FBI Special Agents and Investigators of the New York State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Gadarian is prosecuting 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 December 13, 2023

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