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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Rensselaer County Man Sentenced to 78 Months for Child Pornography Offenses

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Keith J. Bleau, age 52, of Buskirk, New York, was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Janelle M. Miller, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

As part of his guilty plea, Bleau admitted that between about November 1, 2016 and May 15, 2017, he used the Internet and file-sharing software to download child pornography videos. 

United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also imposed a 15-year term of supervised release, which will start after Bleau is released from prison.  As a result of his conviction, Bleau will be required to register as a sex offender after leaving prison. 

This case was investigated by the FBI and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood.  Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), 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 to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated May 9, 2018