Broadalbin Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges
|U.S. Attorney's Office November 15, 2010|
ALBANY, NY—United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and John F. Pikus, Special Agent-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division announced today that a federal grand jury in Albany has returned a two-count indictment against PAUL NELLIGAN, Jr., age 38, of Broadalbin, New York.1 The indictment was returned on October 27, 2010, and NELLIGAN appeared for arraignment on this Indictment on November 5, 2010.
Count 1 of the Indictment charges that on or between about October 23, 2008 and June 15, 2009, NELLIGAN knowingly possessed, and attempted to possess, a computer and a DVD that contained images of child pornography. Count 2 of the Indictment charges that on or between about October, 2005 and June 15, 2009, NELLIGAN knowingly received, and attempted to receive, child pornography. If convicted of Count 1, NELLIGAN faces a maximum penalty of 10 years' imprisonment. If convicted of Count 2, NELLIGAN faces a maximum penalty of 20 years' imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum of five years of imprisonment. He also faces a fine of up to $250,000.00. NELLIGAN has been released pending his trial which is scheduled for January 10, 2011 in Albany, New York.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rick Belliss.
1 The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.