Cammron Robinson, 24, of New Paltz, was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison for sexual exploiting four children.
As part of his guilty plea, Robinson admitted that he convinced four children to engage in sexually explicit conduct, and produced videos and images capturing that conduct over the course of three years.
Specifically, Robinson admitted that from 2015 through 2017, he used the PS4 gaming console, Skype, Zoom and cell phones to chat online with numerous male children. During the course of these communications, Robinson persuaded, induced, enticed, or coerced boys between the ages of 11 and 13 to masturbate and/or show him their genitalia. These sexually explicit acts were then recorded or saved by Robinson so he could watch and view them again.
Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy also imposed a 15-year term of supervised release, which will start after Robinson is released from prison, and ordered Robinson to pay restitution in the amount of $9,000. As a result of his conviction, Robinson will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.
Robinson’s case was investigated by the New York State Police and the FBI. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey J. L. Brown.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and New York State Police Acting Superintendent Keith M. Corlett.
This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood. Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section. Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.