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Ulster County Man Sentenced to 100 Months for Distributing Child Pornography

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Corey Baker, age 25, of Clintondale, New York, was sentenced yesterday to 100 months in prison for distributing child pornography.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Thomas F. Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Baker pled guilty on January 15, 2020.  As part of his guilty plea, Baker admitted that, between June 2017 and August 2018, he used a cell phone and laptop, equipped with various Internet-based instant messaging and file-sharing applications, to trade child pornography with others.  He also admitted to using a peer-to-peer file-sharing application on the laptop to search for and download child pornography.  Baker’s phone and laptop computer contained approximately 671 video files and 115 image files depicting the sexual exploitation of children.

Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy also sentenced Baker to a 15-year term of supervised release, to begin following his term of imprisonment, and ordered him to pay $6,000 in restitution to the victims depicted in the materials he possessed.  Baker will also be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison

This case was investigated by the FBI, with assistance from the New York State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon.

This case was 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, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.

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