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Press Release

Renz Held Without Bond In Federal Case

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

Syracuse, New York —United States Magistrate Judge Andrew T. Baxter ordered that David Renz be held without bond pending the resolution of charges that he received and possessed child pornography, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian. When Renz was arrested on these charges on January 9, 2013, he had no criminal history, and he was released on a number of conditions including electronic monitoring.

On March 14, 2013, just after 7:00 p.m., Renz tampered with the electronic monitoring system he was required to wear as part of his conditions of release. His tampering prevented any alerts to the United States Probation Office until approximately 11:30 p.m., when the Probation Office received an alert indirectly that there had been no motion by the device for a period of time.

At approximately 12:32 a.m., the United States Probation Office was notified that Renz had been arrested in connection with a kidnapping, murder, and rape in Clay, New York.

“My office is working with the Onondaga County District Attorney to make sure that the person who committed these horrific crimes is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Hartunian.

Updated January 29, 2015