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

Monday, January 26, 2015

Saratoga County Man Pleads Guilty to Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography

ALBANY, NEW YORK – JOHN J. TIGHE, age 57, of Milton, New York, pled guilty today in Albany before United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy to one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

TIGHE faces at least 5 years and up to 20 years of imprisonment, as well as a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life. He also faces a maximum fine of $250,000 and mandatory registration as a sex offender. TIGHE will be sentenced in Albany, New York on June 8, 2015.

As part of his guilty plea, TIGHE admitted that in June 2013 he knowingly received child pornography and that in October 2013 he knowingly possessed child pornography involving prepubescent minors and minors who had not attained 12 years of age.

This case was investigated by the New York State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Amanda W. Cox.

Updated February 3, 2015