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

Monday, May 16, 2016

Washington County Man Indicted for Receiving and Possessing Child Pornography

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Tristan Shaw, age 31, of Granville, New York, was indicted on May 11 for receiving and possessing child pornography.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and James C. Spero, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations.

If convicted of all charges, Shaw faces at least 5 years and up to 20 years in prison, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of between 5 years and 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.

Shaw was arraigned today in Albany before United States Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart, and released under pretrial supervision conditions pending a trial scheduled for July 18, 2016 before Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe.

The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated May 16, 2016