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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Warren County Man Sentenced to 198 Months for Possessing and Receiving Child Pornography, and Obstruction of Justice

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Terry Lajeunesse, age 50, of Pottersville, New York, was sentenced today to 198 months in prison for possessing and receiving child pornography, and for obstruction of justice.

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).

Lajeunesse pled guilty on August 12, 2021, admitting to possessing and receiving images and videos of child pornography on his cell phone. Lajeunesse further admitted to asking a minor to falsely take responsibility for the crimes that Lajeunesse himself committed. At the time Lajeunesse possessed and received child pornography, he was on probation following a state conviction for possessing a sexual performance by a child less than 16 years old.

Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also imposed a 20-year term of supervised release, which will begin after Lajeunesse is released from prison. Lajeunesse will also be required to register as a sex offender.

This case was investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of the New York State Police, and the Warren County Probation Department, 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 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 http://www.justice.gov/psc/.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 26, 2022