Man admits to porn charges
ALBANY, N.Y. » A Ballston Spa man admitted in federal court this week to storing thousands of child pornography videos and images.
Damian Quillinan, 44, pleaded guilty Monday to receiving and possessing child pornography.
As part of his guilty plea, Quillinan admitted that on July 29, 2016, he used his phone to download files containing child pornography from the Internet, which he saved on the phone’s memory card. Quillinan further admitted to downloading and storing more than 14,000 child pornography videos and images on various computers and external hard drives in his residence between February 2014 and August 2016.
U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino is scheduled to sentence Quillinan on March 13, 2018. Quillinan faces at least five years and up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least five years and up to life. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. sentencing guidelines and other factors. Upon his release from prison, Quillinan would also have to register as a sex offender.
This case was jointly investigated by the FBI and New York State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon.
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