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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Registered Sex Offender Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse

Gary Ryan Faces up to Life in Prison

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Gary Ryan, age 48, of Clifton Park, New York, was indicted on October 16 and appeared today in court for his arraignment on charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor younger than 12 years old and transportation of minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Ryan, a registered sex offender, is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual abuse, each of which carries a sentence of at least 30 years in prison and up to life.  Ryan is also charged with six counts of transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, each of which carries a sentence of at least 10 years in prison and up to life.  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.

Ryan was arraigned today before United States Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart, and detained pending a trial before United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino.

The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of the Colonie Police Department, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, and the New York State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Kopita.

 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 24, 2019