Tyler Ager, a 30-year-old resident of Oswego County, New York, has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, as announced by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Craig L. Tremaroli.
Ager’s admission revealed that he possessed child pornography on his phone and uploaded a file to a public adult chat website in May and June 2023. Additionally, Ager confessed to a prior conviction for sexual abuse in the second degree, involving inappropriate contact with a minor, for which he was serving probation when he committed the current offense.
Ager’s sentencing is scheduled for April 17, 2024, and he faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 20 years in prison, along with a potential fine of up to $250,000. The sentence also includes supervised release ranging from 5 years to life, restitution to any identified victims, forfeiture of property used in the offense, and mandatory sex offender registration.
The sentencing will be determined by United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby, based on various legal guidelines and factors. The case, part of Project Safe Childhood, was investigated by the FBI Mid-State Child Exploitation Task Force and the New York State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Gadarian is prosecuting the case, contributing to the nationwide effort to combat child exploitation and rescue victims. For more information on Project Safe Childhood, the public is encouraged to visit the Department of Justice’s dedicated website.
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