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Schenectady Man Pleads Guilty to Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Craig Foley, age 57, of Schenectady, New York, pled guilty today to failing to update his sex offender registration. United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and United States Marshal David L. McNulty made the announcement.

Foley pled guilty to violating the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”), which requires a convicted sex offender to register, and keep that registration current, wherever he resides. As part of his guilty plea, Foley admitted that he was previously convicted of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree in Utica City Court, and because of that conviction was required to register as a sex offender. Foley further admitted that he moved from Pennsylvania to New York in or about November 2020 and, from then until he was arrested in this case, failed to register as a sex offender in New York or update his registration to reflect his place of residence.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 23, 2023 before District Court Judge Anne M. Nardacci. Foley faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and a term of supervised release of between five years and life to begin after he is released from prison. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the statute the defendant violated, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshal Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Gadarian.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood.  Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorneys’ 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

Updated April 25, 2023

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