ALBANY, N.Y. - Patrick Coultry, resident agent in charge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Investigations and U.S. Attorney Andrew T. Baxter announced today that Stanley Nadoraski, 40, of Albany was arrested on charges that he received and attempted to receive child pornography. Nadoraski made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Randolph F. Treece and was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals pending his detention hearing, April 24, 2009, at 2 pm.
The complaint charges Nadoraski with receiving and attempting to receive child pornography between May 2008 and January 2009. According to the complaint, Nadoraski attempted to purchase and purchased access to websites that allow subscribers to view and download electronic images and videos that contain minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Computers were recovered from the defendant's residence on April 22, 2009. Initial forensic examination of one of the computers resulted in the recovery of a number of still images and videos depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Nadoraski also admitted to agents that he subscribed to and paid for access to a number of child pornography websites. If convicted, Nadoraski faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Investigations, and the Colonie Police Department.
This investigation was part of Operation Predator, a nationwide ICE initiative to identify, investigate and arrest those who prey on children, including human traffickers, international sex tourists, Internet pornographers, and foreign national predators whose crimes make them deportable. Launched in July 2003, ICE agents have arrested more than 11,000 individuals through Operation Predator.
ICE encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2ICE. This hotline is staffed around the clock by investigators.
Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, at 1-800-843-5678 or http://www.cybertipline.com.