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Plattsburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Michael Kimball, age 28, of Plattsburgh, New York, pled guilty today to distributing, transporting, and possessing child pornography.


The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


As part of his guilty plea, Kimball admitted that he distributed child pornography to others over the Internet, downloaded child pornography, and saved it to electronic devices.


Kimball was ordered held in custody pending his sentencing on February 21, 2017 in Syracuse, New York, by Senior United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue. He faces at least 5 years and up to 20 years in prison, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life, when he is sentenced.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.  Kimball would also have to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.


This case was investigated by the FBI and the New York State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Kopita.

Updated October 20, 2016

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