Man ad­mits to porn charges

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.


Stu­dents at Wood Road El­e­men­tary School in Ball­ston Spa show the pen­nies they col­lected dur­ing last year’s Penny Har­vest.

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