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Schenectady Man Sentenced to 72 Months for 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, was sentenced today to serve 72 months in federal prison for receiving hundreds of images and videos depicting child pornography. 

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Alfred A. Watson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), made the announcement.

As part of his earlier guilty plea, Quintero admitted that from on or about May 1, 2019 through March 2, 2022, he downloaded hundreds of videos and images of child pornography onto multiple electronic devices and a cloud storage account.

United States District Judge Anne M. Nardacci also sentenced Quintero to 10 years of supervised release, to begin following his term of imprisonment.  Quintero was also ordered to forfeit four electronic devices that he used to commit his crimes, and to pay a total of $9,000 in restitution to three victims whose abuse was depicted in the images Quintero possessed. Quintero will also be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

This case was investigated by 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 prosecuted this case as a 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 September 26, 2023

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