Albany man enters plea on distribution of child pornography charges

ALBANY, N.Y. – A 63-year-old Albany man entered a guilty plea to distribution of child pornography Friday.

Paul Scrom pled guilty before Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy to one count of distribution of child pornography.

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. Scrom will be sentenced in Albany, New York, on October 14, 2014.

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. On September 12, 2013, investigators searched Scrom’s residence and recovered numerous images and videos depicting child pornography.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Albany Division and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Wayne A. Myers.

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