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Schenectady Man Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Daniel Quintero, age 38, of Schenectady, New York, pled guilty yesterday to receiving hundreds of images and videos of child pornography. 

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), made the announcement.

Quintero admitted that from on or about May 1, 2019 through March 2, 2022, he downloaded images and videos of child pornography. 

At sentencing, scheduled for September 26, 2023, Quintero faces at least 5 years and up to 20 years in prison, a term of supervised release of between 5 years and life, and a maximum fine of $250,000.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statutes the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors. Quintero will also be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

This case was investigated by the FBI Albany’s Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including the Colonie Police Department, Rotterdam Police Department, and the New York State Police.  Assistant United States Attorney Allen J. Vickey is prosecuting this case 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), and is designed to marshal 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 May 25, 2023

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