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Ulster County Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Convictions

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Anthony Hadden, age 29, of Modena, New York, was sentenced last week to 121 months in prison for possessing, distributing, receiving and transporting child pornography.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his guilty plea, Hadden admitted that between December 14, 2017 and January 9, 2018, he distributed and received images and videos of child pornography through a group messaging application on his phone. His phone also contained numerous files depicting child pornography. Hadden also admitted that on January 21, 2020, Hadden emailed to himself numerous images and videos depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. 

In imposing sentence on April 29, 2022, United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also imposed a 15-year term of supervised release to follow the term of incarceration.

This case was investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of the New York State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashlyn Miranda.

This case is prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s offices, 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 identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Updated May 2, 2022

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