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Plattsburgh Man Sentenced to 121 Months in Prison for Child Pornography Offenses

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - Michael Kimball, age 29, of Plattsburgh, New York, was sentenced today to 10 years and 1 month in prison for distributing, transporting, and possessing child pornography.


The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


As part of his guilty plea on October 20, 2016, Kimball admitted that he distributed child pornography to others over the Internet, downloaded child pornography, and saved it to electronic devices. Kimball worked at a daycare facility prior to his arrest on child pornography charges.


Senior United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue also imposed a life term of supervised release to start after Kimball is released from prison. As a result of his conviction, Kimball will be required to register as a sex offender.


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


This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices, 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 identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Updated March 20, 2017

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