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Syracuse Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Uploading Child Pornography to Facebook

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Randy Tremfer,  43, of Syracuse, was sentenced today in federal court in Utica to 18 years in prison for transportation of child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Kevin Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Buffalo Field Office.

In pleading guilty, Tremfer admitted that on January 24, 2019, he uploaded to Facebook a video containing child pornography, and that he possessed 37 additional videos of child pornography in his Facebook account. Tremfer committed the offense while on supervised release for a prior federal conviction for receipt and possession of child pornography, for which he served a 60-month prison sentence.   United States District Judge David N. Hurd sentenced Tremfer to an additional 18 months in prison for violating the conditions of that release, which will run consecutively to the sentence imposed for his new crime.

Tremfer was also sentenced to serve a lifetime term of supervised release after he is released from prison, and he will continue to be required to register as a sex offender.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael F. Perry 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 May 6, 2021

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