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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 14, 2021

Chemung County Man Pleads Guilty To Receiving Images Of Child Pornography

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that John Carling, 47, of, Millport, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to receiving child pornography. The charge carries a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 40 years, and a fine of $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field who is handling the case, stated that on October 31, 2019, the defendant knowingly received images of a minor victim who was acquainted with his family. Carling was previously convicted in 1999 of a sexual offense and as a result is facing enhanced penalties. He will also be required to register as a sex offender under federal law.

The plea is the result of an investigation by Special Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia, and New York State Police, Horsehead Barracks, acting under the direction of Major Barry Chase.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 13, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. before Judge Larimer.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 14, 2021