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Oswego County Man Sentenced to 120 Months for 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, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby to serve 120 months in prison to be followed by 20 years of supervised release for 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.

During his change of plea hearing in December 2023, Ager admitted that, in May 2023 and June 2023, he possessed child pornography on his phone and 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 for his state offense, which he was serving when he committed the offense for which he was sentenced today.  Following his 120-month term of imprisonment, Ager will also be required to register as a sex offender.

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 April 17, 2024

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