Clifton Park man convicted on child porn charges

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A Clifton Park man was was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted on child pornography charges.

William C. Ruff, age 43, was sentenced on July 31 to 10 years in prison for distributing child pornography, according to a press release about the arrest from U.S. Attorney Grant C. Jaquith’s office.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Charles Margiotta, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The sentence was issued by Senior United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue, and followed Ruff’s guilty plea, on April 16, 2018, to distributing child pornography on eight occasions between October 10, 2016 and December 17, 2016.

The pornographic videos and images depicted the sexual abuse of children as young as 3 years old, according to Ruff’s confession.

Mordue also imposed a 20-year term of supervised release to start after Ruff is released from prison.  As a result of his conviction, Ruff will be required to register as a sex offender after leaving prison.

This case was investigated by the FBI, with assistance from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph A. Giovannetti and Emmet O’Hanlon.