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Northern District of New York | Greene County Sex Offender Convicted of Child Pornography Possession | #childpredator | #kidsaftey | #childsaftey


ALBANY, NEW YORK – Gregory Kurzajczyk, age 76, of East Durham, New York, was convicted today of four counts of child pornography possession, after a 3-day jury trial. 

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Alfred A. Watson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), made the announcement.

The trial evidence showed that Kurzajczyk had prior federal convictions for receiving and distributing child pornography, and was sentenced in January 2017 to 72 months in prison and a life term of supervised release.

Kurzajczyk was released from prison in October 2021 and returned home to Greene County under the supervision of the United States Probation Office.

During a routine home visit on February 16, 2022, a United States Probation Officer saw an unauthorized laptop computer in plain view in Kurzajczyk’s bedroom, which led to the discovery of two more unauthorized laptops, and dozens of other unauthorized computer devices, many of them hidden under the covers of Kurzajczyk’s bed. Two laptops and two USB drives each contained a large amount of child pornography, including image and video files depicting the sexual abuse of small children.

Sentencing is scheduled for February 23, 2024, at which time Kurzajczyk faces at least 10 years and up to 20 years in prison, and at least 5 years and up to a life term of supervision.  Kurzajczyk also faces up to 2 more years in prison for violating his supervised release conditions.

A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statutes the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors. Kurzajczyk will also be required to forfeit the electronic devices he used to commit his crimes, to pay restitution to victims, and to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

The United States Probation Office for the Northern District of New York initiated this investigation, and the case was also investigated by FBI Albany’s Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including the Colonie Police Department and the New York State Police.  Assistant United States Attorney Michael Barnett is prosecuting this case as a part of Project Safe Childhood.

Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS). Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.



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