Albany man pleads guilty to distribution of child pornography

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ALBANY, N.Y. – A 63-year-old man pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography in federal court Thursday.

Paul Scrom faces a statutory mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a maximum sentence of 20 years as well as a lifetime term of supervised release, a maximum fine of $250,000 and mandatory registration as a sex offender.

As part of his guilty plea, Scrom admitted that he distributed images and movies of child pornography through a peer-to-peer file sharing program. Investigators searched Scrom’s residence and recovered numerous images and videos depicting child pornography.

Scrom will be sentenced October 14.

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