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Friday, December 10, 2021

Saratoga County Man Sentenced to 9 Years for Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Cameron Hennelly, age 31, of Halfmoon, New York, was sentenced yesterday to serve 108 months (9 years) in prison for distributing and possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his previous guilty plea, Hennelly admitted that, while using a social media messaging application, he sent a video depicting the sexual abuse of a child, whom he believed to be 11 years old, to another individual over the internet. A subsequent search of Hennelly’s phone revealed that he was in possession of multiple videos of child pornography, some of which featured toddlers.  

Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also imposed a 20-year term of supervised release, which will start after Hennelly is released from prison.   Hennelly will also be required to continue to register as a sex offender.

Hennelly’s case was investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Williams as a 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 December 10, 2021