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Date: 06-18-2024

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United States of America v. Thomas Love

Case Number: 1:23-cr-00004

Judge: Anne M. Nardacci

Court: The United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (Onondaga County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: The United States Attorney’s Office in Syracuse

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Syracuse, New York criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with Receiving Child Pornography

Amsterdam Man Sentenced to 121 Months for Receiving Child Pornography



Thomas Love, age 35, of Amsterdam, New York, was sentenced to serve 121 months in prison for receiving child pornography.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Craig L. Tremaroli, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), made the announcement.

As part of his prior guilty plea, Love admitted that from January 2017 through October 2020, he used the internet to access the “dark web” and download depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The defendant also admitted to distributing child pornography on Twitter (now known as X). A subsequent search of Love’s electronic devices revealed that he received and possessed over 300 files depicting child pornography, including videos of toddlers being sexually abused.

United States District Judge Anne M. Nardacci also imposed a 20-year term of supervised release, which will start after Love is released from prison, and ordered him to pay restitution to victims in the amount of $9,000. Love will also be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

The FBI investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carling Dunham prosecuted the case as part of Project Safe Childhood.

Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), and is designed to marshal federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.

Outcome:

Defendant was found guilty and sentenced to 121 months in prison and 20-year term of supervised release, which will start after Love is released from prison, and ordered him to pay restitution to victims in the amount of $9,000. Love will also be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

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