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Northern District of New York

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Queens Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Anthony David Gentile, age 57, of Queens, New York, pled guilty today to receiving 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 (FBI).

As part of his guilty plea, Gentile admitted that between July 12, 2014 and September 5, 2014, as a resident of Albany County, he used the Internet and a peer-to-peer file-sharing network to download child pornography. Gentile also admitted that he possessed and stored child pornography on a computer and several hard drives.

Gentile 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 on October 24, 2017 by Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe. 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. Upon his release from prison, Gentile will be required to register as a sex offender.

This case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

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