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Ballston Spa man sentenced in child porn case

Ballston Spa man sentenced in child porn case

He gets 96 months in prison
Ballston Spa man sentenced in child porn case
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ALBANY – Parker S. Sikand, 25, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Wednesday today to 96 months in prison for distributing, receiving and possessing child pornography.

The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Vadim D. Thomas, special agent in charge of the FBI's Albany division.

U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also ordered Sikand to serve a 15-year term of supervised release, to begin after his release from prison, and to pay restitution in an amount to be determined by Judge D’Agostino at a later time to a child pornography victim whose images Sikand possessed. Sikand must also register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.  

As part of his Nov. 23 guilty plea, Sikand admitted that, while living in Troy in September and October of 2012, he distributed, received and possessed videos depicting children, some as young as 2-3 years old, who were engaged in sexual acts.  He admitted to distributing and receiving these videos through an Internet peer-to-peer file-sharing service, and to possessing them on a laptop computer and a separate computer hard drive.

The case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

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