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Northern District of New York

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Schenectady Man Charged with Receipt of Child Pornography

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Daniel Quintero, age 36, of Schenectady, New York, was arrested and charged today with receiving child pornography.

The announcement was made by 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). 

According to the complaint, Quintero used the Internet to access, view and download images and videos of child pornography. 

The charges in the complaint are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Quintero appeared today before United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel, and was detained pending further proceedings.  If convicted on this charge, Quintero faces a minimum 5 years and up to 20 years in prison, a maximum $250,000 fine, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life.   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. 

This case is being investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes Investigators from the New York State Police and Colonie Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Williams.

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 March 2, 2022