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Northern District of New York

Friday, March 17, 2017

Vestal Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing And Receiving Child Pornography

Nathan E. Boguhn Faces Five to Twenty Years Imprisonment

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK - Nathan E. Boguhn, 50, of Vestal, New York, pled guilty yesterday to three (3) counts of distributing and receiving child pornography via the internet and using a file sharing program, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Special Agent in Charge Vadim Thomas, Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During his guilty plea before Senior Judge Thomas J. McAvoy, Boguhn admitted that in 2016 he downloaded child pornography from the internet and allowed others access to this material through a file sharing program he maintained.

At sentencing on July 18, 2017 Boguhn faces minimum sentence of five (5) years and up to twenty (20) years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life. 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. Boguhn remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshal’s Service pending sentencing.

This case is being investigated by the Mid-State Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes the FBI and the New York State Police, with assistance provided by the Town of Vestal (New York) Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miroslav Lovric.

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.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 17, 2017