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Feds: Guilderland man admits in federal court to sexually exploiting child

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GUILDERLAND – A Guilderland man admitted this past week to sexually exploiting a child, U.S. Attorneys officials said.

Blake Spears, 39, of Guilderland, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of sexual exploitation of a child. 

Spears admitted to sexually exploiting the child Dec. 1, 2018 by using his phone to make a recording. He also admitted to using a phone messaging application to distribute videos to others depicting the sexual abuse of other children, prosecutors said.

Spears has been in custody since his February 2019 arrest. He faces at least 15 years and up to 30 years in prison at his December sentencing.

The case was investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force. The task force includes members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Colonie Police Department and state police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

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