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Schenectady County Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Failing to Update His Sex Offender Registration

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Craig Foley, 57, of Schenectady County, New York was sentenced yesterday to serve 21 months in prison and five years of post-imprisonment supervised release for failing to update his sex offender residential address information with the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services, as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”). United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and David L. McNulty, United States Marshal for the Northern District of New York, made the announcement.

In previously pleading guilty, Foley admitted that he was convicted of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree in Utica City Court in 2011 and, because of that conviction, was designated a Level III sex offender with a lifetime registration requirement under New York law and became a person required to register as a sex offender under SORNA. He further admitted that he knowingly failed to update his residential address as required after relocating from a residence in Pennsylvania to the State of New York in approximately November 2020.

The United States Marshals Service investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Michael D. Gadarian is the prosecutor. This case was brought 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.

Updated August 24, 2023

Project Safe Childhood