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Date: 04-14-2024

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United States of America v. Michael Kirkland

Case Number: 1:23-cr-00105

Judge: Anne M. Nardacci

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

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

Defendant's Attorney:

Michael P. Mansion


Albany, New York criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with attempted sex trafficking of a child and attempted coercion and enticement of a minor.

Michael Kirkland, age 30, of Clifton Park, New York, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempting to entice and coerce a 12-year-old child into sexual activity.

Kirkland admitted that on August 11, 2022, he exchanged sexually explicit text messages with someone he believed was an adult offering the sexual services of a 12-year old girl, in an attempt to entice the child into engaging in sexual acts with him. Kirkland also admitted that on August 11, 2022, he traveled to a hotel in Saratoga County, New York, with the intent to engage in sexual acts with the 12-year-old girl. Kirkland was arrested by law enforcement shortly after arriving at the location.

United States District Judge Anne M. Nardacci also imposed a 10-year term of post-imprisonment supervised release. Kirkland will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

The FBI’s Mid-State Child Exploitation Task Force and Capital Region Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force investigated the case. Each task force is comprised of FBI Special Agents, as well as state and local police investigators, including from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen J. Vickey prosecuted this case as part of Project Safe Childhood.


Defendant was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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