Thomas Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

Thomas Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

Syracuse Man, Thomas Sczerbaniewicz Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

SYRACUSE, N.Y (STL.News) Thomas Sczerbaniewicz, age 52, of Syracuse, pled guilty yesterday to one count of possessing and accessing with intent to view child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Thomas F. Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his plea agreement and during the plea hearing before United States District Judge David N. Hurd in Utica, Sczerbaniewicz admitted that, in January 2021 while at his sex offender counseling service, he went into the bathroom and used a mobile phone to access the internet and view child exploitation images.

Sczerbaniewicz, who was convicted of possessing child pornography in 2009 and was on supervised release at the time he committed the current offense, faces at least 10 years and up to 20 years in prison on the new conviction.  The Court also will impose a term of supervised release of between 5 years and life.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the statute the defendant violated, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

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