Child pornography charges come with serious consequences, some of which can follow you around for life. A 50-year-old man is facing decades in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges of possessing and distributing child pornography in New York.
Randell Adsit of Martinsburg admitted to distributing child pornography via a social media platform from February to September 2020. An FBI investigation led to his arrest.
According to the original complaint, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a CyberTipline report. It showed child pornography photos on a Kik account that was linked to Adsit.
Authorities conducted a warranted search of his home in November 2020. At the time, his cellphone had around 40 files containing child pornography.
Adsit faces a prison sentence of between 10 to 20 years for possessing child pornography and 15 to 40 years for distributing child pornography. He will also undergo mandatory sex offender registration and post-release supervision for five years to life.
Adsit has a prior New York State conviction for possessing a sexual performance by a child younger than 16 years old. In 2008, he was convicted in Lewis County Court and released on parole after serving more than nine months in state prison.
Prosecutors are known to crack down on anyone who trades or sends illegal images to others, often using electronic evidence to present their case as irrefutable. Those facing accusations of possessing or distributing child pornography can expect to face high bail requests and harsh sentences. As a result, having skilled legal representation in your corner is vital.
At the Brill Legal Group, we have extensive experience representing clients in child pornography cases. Our New York criminal defense lawyers are ready to fight the charges you are facing. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.