SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Thomas J. Redeker, age 72, of Endicott, New York, pled guilty yesterday to failing to update his sex offender registration by maintaining unregistered email accounts in violation of the law, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and United States Marshal David L. McNulty.
As part of his plea agreement, Redeker admitted that in 2004 he was convicted in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York of production of child pornography and crossing a state line to engage in a sexual act with a person under the age of 12. Those convictions required Redeker to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, and to keep that registration current with personal identifying information, including email accounts. Redeker admitted that although he maintained registration as a sex offender in the State of New York he did not register three different email accounts that he created despite knowing he has an obligation under law to do so.
As a result of his conviction, Redeker faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of at least five years and up to life. Sentencing is scheduled for September 8, 2021 before Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the statute the defendant violated, the United States Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.
Redeker’s case was investigated by the United States Marshal Service Sex Offender Investigation Branch with assistance from the United States Probation Office for the Northern District of New York and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael D. Gadarian.
This case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s offices, 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 identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/.