Troy Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving and Possessing Child Pornography
Defendant Received and Possessed Approximately 25 Videos and 350 Still Images of Child Pornography
ALBANY, NEW YORK – Joshua Lozo, 36, of Troy, New York, pled guilty to one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany, New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
As part of his guilty pleas, Lozo admitted that between approximately December 1, 2015 and December 14, 2016, he used the Internet and file sharing software to download child pornography videos and still images. A forensic examination of electronic items seized from Lozo’s residence identified approximately 25 child pornography videos and approximately 350 still images of child pornography.
As a result of his convictions, Lozo now faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years imprisonment, a maximum term of twenty years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00, a term of supervised release of at least five years and up to life, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors. Sentencing is scheduled for February 6, 2019, 2018 before U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino.
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.