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Friday, April 9, 2021

Rotterdam Man Sentenced to 136 Months for Attempted Online Enticement of a Minor

ALBANY, NEW YORK - Randy Eignor, age 50, of Rotterdam, New York, was sentenced today to 136 months in prison, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release, for attempted online enticement of a minor.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Thomas F. Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his previously entered guilty plea, Eignor admitted that he attempted to entice and coerce an individual, whom he believed to be a 12-year-old girl, to engage in sex.  After days of exchanging sexually explicit text messages with the person whom he believed to be a 12-year-old girl, Eignor arranged to meet her in Colonie, where Eignor was arrested on February 12, 2020.

In sentencing Eignor, United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino specifically found that Eignor had previously engaged in a pattern of activity involving prohibited sexual conduct, which included his having molested three children placed in his care. 

This case was investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of state and local law enforcement agencies, including the New York State Police, the Colonie Police Department, and the Rotterdam Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua R. Rosenthal.

This case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood.  Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorney’s’ 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 April 9, 2021