Massena man sentenced to 30 years for child pornography offenses with 13,000 images and videos
MASSENA – A Massena man has been sentenced in federal court in Syracuse to 30 years in prison following his plea of guilty to five federal felonies relating to child pornography offenses involving more than 13,000 images and videos.
Brandon Jock, 35, was sentenced yesterday to serve 30 years in federal prison, according to United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, James Hendricks, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II.In March 2018, Jock pled guilty to advertising child pornography, a felony, as a part of his participation in online groups that he administered specifically to trade child pornography, Jaquith’s press release said.
In addition, Jock was convicted of transporting child pornography -- over 13,000 images and videos -- to the internet into both an online group and into cloud storage accounts that he shared with others.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa M. Fletcher, the Project Safe Childhood Coordinator for the Northern District of New York.
Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS). Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.
For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.