Albany County Man Pleads Guilty To Distribution And Possession Of Child Pornography …

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Michael Kurtz, age 57, of Albany, pled responsible as we speak to prices of distribution and possession of kid pornography.  The announcement was made by Appearing United States Legal professional Antoinette T. Bacon and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Particular Agent in Cost of the Albany Area Workplace of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). 

In pleading responsible earlier than United States District Decide Mae A. D’Agostino, Kurtz admitted that between September 29, 2018 and at the very least January 12, 2019, he used a peer-to-peer file sharing software program program put in on his pc to distribute roughly 28 movies of kid pornography from his dwelling in Albany.  Kurtz additionally admitted to possessing over 200 pictures of kid pornography on his dwelling pc on the time of his arrest on March 18, 2019.

Kurtz faces at the very least 5 years and as much as 20 years in jail, in addition to a time period of supervised launch of between 5 years and life.  His sentencing is scheduled for December 28, 2021 in Albany.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a decide based mostly on the actual statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Tips and different elements.  Upon his launch from jail, Kurtz may even be required to register as a intercourse offender in any state the place he lives, is employed, or is a scholar. 

This case was investigated by the FBI and its Little one Exploitation Activity Pressure, together with investigators from the New York State Police Laptop Crimes Unit, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S.

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