Warren County Man Charged with Possessing Child Pornography
ALBANY, NEW YORK – Terry Lajeunesse, age 48, of Pottersville, New York, was arrested yesterday and charged by criminal complaint with possessing child pornography.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
According to a criminal complaint, Lajeunesse possessed multiple images of child pornography on his cell phone. The charge in the complaint is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Lajeunesse appeared yesterday before United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel, who ordered him detained pending further proceedings.
If convicted, Lajeunesse faces at least 10 years and up to 20 years in prison, as well as a term of post-imprisonment 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.
This case is being investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of the New York State Police, and is being 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 Attorneys’ 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 http://www.justice.gov/psc/