ALBANY – An Amsterdam man was sentenced Wednesday to nearly three years in federal prison after he admitted to sending sexually explicit messages and images to someone he thought was a child, federal prosecutors said.
Neil Giraldi, 65, of Amsterdam, was sentenced to a total term of 33 months in prison, prosecutors said.
He pleaded guilty earlier to attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor.
He admitted then to sending the sexually explicit messages and multiple pictures of his penis to an undercover FBI agent posing as a 13-year-old child on a social media application, prosecutors said.
Giraldi was also sentenced to three years of post-release supervision.
The case was investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Williams.