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Clifton Park Man Guilty on Multiple Child Porn Charges



A federal jury has found a Clifton Park man guilty of multiple child pornography charges. 

Evidence was presented that Stephen Konn, who retired from the New York State Tax Department, used a peer-to-peer file trading program to distribute child porn to an undercover FBI agent. A search of his home uncovered a computer containing over 4,000 images and 800 videos of child pornography. The prosecutor said Konn had been trading child pornography over the internet for years.

On Wednesday a federal jury trial ended in Konn’s conviction on the felony offenses of distribution of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, and possession of child pornography.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Konn faces a statutory mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment for five years and a maximum sentence of imprisonment for twenty years for each of the distribution and receipt convictions, and a maximum sentence of imprisonment for ten years for the possession conviction, as well as a lifetime term of supervised release, a maximum fine of $250,000, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. He will be sentenced in September.



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