PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WWTI) — A Franklin County sex offender has been sentenced after he admitted to possessing photographs and videos of child pornography.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 56-year-old Shannon Macauley of Fort Covington, New York was sentenced to 189 months in prison. Macauley was sentenced after he admitted he possessed 614 photographs and 109 videos of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Based on records, Macauley is a level 3 sex offender. He was previously convicted of aggravated sexual abuse, sexual abuse and abusive sexual conduct of minors, including six counts of sodomy with victims under the age of 15.
U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also sentenced Macauley to 15 years of supervised release to begin after he serves his term in prison.
The case was investigated by the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Anderson as part of Project Safe Childhood.