Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Yonkers Man Sentenced in White Plains Federal Court to Six Years in Prison for Child Pornography Offenses

PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that WILLIAM EISENBERGER, 27, of Yonkers, New York, was sentenced to six years in prison, and 10 years of supervised release, for distributing and possessing child pornography. EISENBERGER pled guilty on February 19, 2010, before U.S. District Judge CATHY SEIBEL, who imposed today’s sentence in White Plains federal court.

According to statements made during the sentencing proceeding and documents filed in this case:

Between August 2009 and October 2009, EISENBERGER distributed files containing child pornography images from his personal computer in Yonkers, New York, over the Internet via a peer-to-peer networking program. During the investigation, special agents of the FBI also seized EISENBERGER’s external hard drive, which contained more than 800 pictures and more than 100 videos of child pornography. EISENBERGER was arrested on December 18, 2009.

At today’s sentencing proceeding, Judge SEIBEL stated that a six-year sentence was appropriate because of, among other things, the volume, variety, and nature of the images that EISENBERGER possessed. Judge SEIBEL further stated that a 10-year period of supervised release was appropriate given the need for continued treatment and supervision.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney PREET BHARARA praised the investigative work of the FBI in the case.

This case is being handled by the Office's White Plains Division. Assistant U.S. Attorneys SARAH R. KRISSOFF and KATHRYN MARTIN are in charge of the prosecution.

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