Manlius man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A man from Manlius has pled guilty to possessing thousands of videos and images of child pornography on several of his personal devices.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Matthew Scarpino, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Buffalo Field Office, and New York State Police (NYSP) Acting Superintendent Steven G. James announced 41-year-old William Gladney pled guilty on Thursday, Feb. 1 to multiple charges of possession of child pornography.

HSI, the NYSP Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the NYSP Troop D Computer Crime Unit, and the Auburn Police Department investigated the case which found thousands of videos and pictures of child pornography on Gladney’s devices.

As part of his guilty plea, Gladney admitted to possessing those pictures and videos of child pornography, and that he had a previous conviction for possession of child porn in Texas.

As part of Project Safe Childhood, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Tuck and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamara Thomson prosecuted Gladney.

Gladney’s sentence is scheduled for June 12 before United States District Glenn T. Suddaby.

In his sentencing, Gladney will face the following:

  • Mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in prison
  • Maximum sentence of 20 years in prison
  • A fine of up to $250,000
  • A term of supervised release of between five years and life, to begin after imprisonment

A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

If Gladney is sentenced to prison, he must register as a sex offender upon his release.

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