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Schoharie County man gets 12+ years in prison in child porn case

This file photo shows the federal courthouse in Albany.
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This file photo shows the federal courthouse in Albany.

ALBANY — A Richmondville man was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for distributing and possessing thousands of child pornographic images and videos.

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Angel M. Gomez, 28, previously had admitted that he downloaded the files via a peer-to-peer program, then allowed others to download them.

In federal court in Albany on Friday, Chief U.S. District Judge Glenn Suddaby sentenced Gomez to 151 months in prison with 15 years of post-release supervision and ordered him to pay $18,000 in restitution to the victims whose abuse was depicted in the more than 13,000 still images and 2,400 videos he had downloaded.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which includes members of the New York State Police.

It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily Powers as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative led by federal prosecutors and designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.

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