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Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 28, 2016

Vestal Man Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Search Warrant Yields Videos

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – Nathan E. Boguhn, 50, of Vestal, New York, was arrested today in connection with a criminal complaint charging him with possession and distribution of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian. The criminal complaint unsealed today in federal court alleges that the execution of a search warrant and other information showed that Boguhn used a personal computer in his residence to possess and distribute child pornography videos.

 

If convicted, Nathan E. Boguhn faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five (5) years and a maximum sentence of twenty (20) years imprisonment, as well as a term of supervised release of at least five (5) years and up to life, and 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. The charges in the complaint are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

The Defendant appeared today before United States Magistrate Judge David E. Peebles and was ordered detained pending a bail hearing scheduled for November 2, 2016 in Syracuse.

 

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the New York State Police and the Town of Vestal Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miroslav Lovric, as a 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 https://www.justice.gov/psc.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 1, 2016