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Warren County Man Pleads Guilty To Receiving And Possessing Child Pornograhpy

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

Defendant Used his Computer and the Internet to Download and Save Approximately 600 Child Pornography Files

ALBANY, NEW YORK — GARY MINER, age 45, of Glens Falls, New York, pled guilty today in Albany before United States District Court Judge Mae A. D’Agostino to one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division. On the child pornography receipt count, MINER faces at least five years of imprisonment and up to a maximum sentence of twenty years of imprisonment. On the child pornography possession count, MINER faces a maximum sentence of ten years of imprisonment. MINER was detained pending his sentencing.

During the plea hearing, MINER admitted that between January 2010 and November 29, 2011, he accessed the Internet and downloaded and possessed, from a website and other individuals who were distributing child pornography, approximately 600 files that contained child pornography.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in Albany, New York. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rick Belliss.

Updated January 29, 2015