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Northern District of New York

Friday, December 14, 2018

Schaghticoke Man Arrested for Transportation of Child Pornography

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jake Alexander Cruse, age 32, of Schaghticoke, New York, was arrested on December 12 on charges of transporting child pornography.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The charges in the complaint are merely accusations.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.  Cruse appeared on December 12 before United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel.  Following a detention hearing held yesterday, Cruse was detained pending trial.

If convicted, Cruse faces at least 5 years and up to 20 years in prison, a term of post-release supervision of at least 5 years and up to life, and a fine of up to $250,000.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.  Additionally, if convicted, Cruse would be required to register as a sex offender.

This case is being investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated December 15, 2018