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Clifton Park man pleads guilty to child porn charges

Clifton Park man pleads guilty to child porn charges

Man faces up to 20 years in prison, $250K fine
Clifton Park man pleads guilty to child porn charges
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CLIFTON PARK — A man who was charged more than a year ago with distributing child pornography has pleaded guilty in the case, according to the U.S Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of New York.

William C. Ruff, 43, of Clifton Park, was arrested on Dec. 21, 2016, and has been in custody since then.
 
As part of his guilty plea, Ruff admitted that on eight occasions between October 10, 2016, and December 17, 2016, he used file-sharing software to distribute child pornography over the internet, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Grant C. Jaquith.
 
The pornographic videos and images depicted children as young as 3, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
 
Ruff is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 15, 2018, by Senior U.S. District Judge Norman A. Mordue. He faces at least five years in prison, with a maximum of 20 years. Ruff is also facing at least five years to a lifetime of post-imprisonment supervised release and a maximum fine of $250,000.  
 
Ruff will also be required to register as a sex offender when he is released from prison.
 
The case was investigated by the FBI, with assistance from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph A. Giovannetti. 
 
 
 

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