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Northern District of New York

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Troy Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Receiving and Possessing Child Pornography

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Joshua Lozo, age 36, of Troy, New York, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his October 16, 2017 guilty plea, Lozo admitted that between December 1, 2015 and December 14, 2016, he used the Internet and file-sharing software to download child pornography videos and still images.  Lozo possessed about 25 child pornography videos and approximately 350 still images of child pornography. 

United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also imposed a lifetime term of supervised release, which will start after Lozo is released from prison.  As a result of his conviction, Lozo will be required to register as a sex offender after leaving prison. 

This case was investigated by the FBI and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss.

This case is being prosecuted 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), and is designed to marshal 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

Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 7, 2018