New Paltz Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse Over PS4
Cammron Robinson, 23, of New Paltz, New York, pled guilty to four counts of sexual exploitation of a child, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James Hendricks, special agent-in-charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In entering his guilty plea in United States District Court, Robinson admitted that over the course of three years, he convinced four minor children to engage in sexually explicit conduct and livestream the activity to him over the internet.
As part of his guilty plea, Robinson admitted that from 2015 through 2017 he used the PS4 gaming console, Skype, Zoom and cellular telephones to chat with numerous male children online. 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. He then captured the activity in video files he saved to electronic storage devices.
Senior United States District Judge Hon. Thomas J. McAvoy will sentence Robinson on April 17, 2019. He faces a mandatory minimum term of 15 years imprisonment on each count, with a maximum penalty of 30 years imprisonment per count. He will be required to serve a term of supervised release of a minimum of 5 years, and up to life, following his term of imprisonment. Robinson will also be required to register as a sex offender.
Robinson’s case was investigated by the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey J. L. Brown.
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 (CEOS). 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. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.