Queens Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Offenses
ALBANY, NEW YORK – Anthony David Gentile, age 57, of Queens, New York, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography.
The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe also imposed a 10-year term of post-imprisonment supervised release, and ordered Gentile to pay total restitution of $22,000 to 5 child pornography victims whose images of abuse Gentile possessed. Gentile must also register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.
As part of his guilty plea on June 28, 2017, Gentile admitted that in 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.
This case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.