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Feds: Cobleskill man gets 15 years in child pornography case


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COBLESKILL – A Cobleskill man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography, federal prosecutors said.

Jason M. VanBuren, 44, pleaded guilty in January to an indictment charging him with two counts of receiving child pornography.

He admitted to using two smartphones to download child pornography. He downloaded and retained more than 1,000 images and videos depicting child pornography, prosecutors said. He was arrested in January 2018.

At his sentencing Tuesday, Senior U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe also concluded VanBuren engaged in a pattern of activity involving the sexual abuse of a female child between the ages of 12 and 15, something he was permitted to take into account in sentencing VanBuren, prosecutors said in a release.

VanBuren will also be under supervised release for the rest of his life, once his prison term is complete, prosecutors said.

The case was investigated by the FBI, the Cobleskill Police Department and the state police Computer Crimes Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet J. O’Hanlon prosecuted.


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