You are here

Justice News

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

Monday, December 5, 2016

Washington County Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Receiving Child Pornography

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Tristan Shaw, age 31, of Granville, New York, was sentenced today to 5 years in prison for receiving 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 (HSI).


As part of his August 9 guilty plea, Shaw admitted that between November 26, 2009 and November 26, 2013, he used the Internet and a peer-to-peer file-sharing program to receive approximately 200 still image files containing child pornography. 


Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe also imposed a 25-year term of supervised release, which will start after Shaw is released from prison.  As a result of his conviction, Shaw will be required to register as a sex offender after leaving prison. 


This case was investigated by HSI and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated December 5, 2016