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Oswego Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison For Child Pornography Crimes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Investigation Online Led to Search Warrant at Defendant’s Residence

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – James M. Moody, 42, of Oswego, New York, was sentenced today to serve eighty-four (84) months in prison for distributing, receiving and possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and James C. Spero, Special Agent in Charge, Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).


As part of his guilty plea, Moody admitted that he distributed images of child pornography using a peer-to-peer file-sharing program. On October 23, 2015, investigators searched Moody’s residence, and recovered 60 images and 40 videos depicting child pornography.


United States District Judge David N. Hurd also imposed a lifetime term of supervised release, which will begin following Moody’s release from prison, and ordered payment of a $300 special assessment. The defendant will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.


This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and was prosecuted by Assistant United States 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 March 24, 2017

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