May 2, 2014

Tefft Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Pornography

ALBANY, NY—TIMOTHY TEFFT, age 65, of Greenwich, New York, pled guilty today in Albany before Chief United States District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe to one count of receiving child pornography, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division. TEFFT faces at least five years of imprisonment and up to a maximum sentence of 20 years of imprisonment. TEFFT was detained pending his sentencing.

During the plea hearing, TEFFT admitted that between January 1, 2009 and May 3, 2011, he accessed the Internet and downloaded and possessed, from various websites, dozens of files that contained child pornography. TEFFT further admitted that on occasion he would save the child pornography files onto a thumb drive in order to view the files at a later time.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 3, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. 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.