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Northern District of New York

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Troy Man Charged with Receiving and Possessing Child Pornography

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Joshua C. Lozo, age 35, of Troy, New York, was ordered detained yesterday following his arrest on December 15 on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography.


The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Special Agent in Charge Andrew W. Vale of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


A criminal complaint alleges that between December 15, 2011 and December 15, 2016, Lozo used a peer-to-peer file-sharing program and the Internet to download multiple child pornography movies.  The charges in the complaint are merely accusations.  The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 


On December 21, 2016, Lozo appeared in federal court in Albany before United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel, who ordered Lozo detained pending trial.


If convicted of receiving child pornography, Lozo faces at least 5 years and up to 20 years in prison.  If convicted of possessing child pornography, Lozo faces up to 10 years in prison.  Conviction on either charge carries a fine of up to $250,000, a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life, and mandatory registration as a sex offender.  Sentences are imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the United States Sentencing Guidelines and other factors. 


This case is being investigated by the FBI and the New York State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated December 23, 2016