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Schenectady Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Terence Wilson, age 40, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced today to 360 months (30 years) in federal prison for his repeated sexual exploitation of a child. United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Craig L. Tremaroli, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), made the announcement.

As part of his prior guilty plea, Wilson admitted that he sexually exploited a child from the time the child was approximately 8 years old until the child was approximately 15 years old and that he created approximately 50 videos depicting the abuse.

Chief United States District Judge Brenda K. Sannes, also sentenced Wilson to serve a life term of supervised release to begin after Wilson is released from prison. Wilson also will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

This case was investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the New York State Police. Assistant United States Attorneys Michael D. Gadarian and Adrian LaRochelle prosecuted 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).  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 January 17, 2024

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