New Paltz Resident Charged With Possession of Child Pornography
A Long Island man residing in New Paltz was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. The Northern District of New York U.S. Attorney's Office announced 22-year-old Jacob Delaney of Holtsville was taken into custody on Thursday, Dec. 12 after a search of a computer and external hard drive at his New Paltz home revealed sexually explicit videos of teens and prepubescent boys.
In the criminal complaint in the U.S. District Court in Albany, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said a search warrant obtained on Monday, Dec. 10 was executed with FBI and New York State Police (NYSP) officers at Delaney's home Thursday. Investigators said a forensic review of the devices led to the discovery of about 36 videos depicting children—some as young as 7 to 9 years old—engaged in sexual acts. Authorities say Delaney admitted the computer and external hard drive belonged to him.
If convicted, Delaney faces a term of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The case is being investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force and the NYSP Troop F Campus Sexual Assault Victim's Unit and Highlands Barracks. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alicia Giglio Suarez is prosecuting the case.