N. Syracuse man sentenced on federal child porn offenses

By Nicky Hickling

N. Syracuse man sentenced on federal child porn offenses

March 19, 2014 Updated Mar 19, 2014 at 1:02 PM EST

Syracuse, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A North Syracuse man was sentenced in federal court in Syracuse Wednesday on counts of receiving and possessing child pornography.

A U.S. Senior District Court Judge sentenced David Renz, 30, to a total of thirty years in federal prison. He will serve 20 years on his conviction for receiving child pornography, to be served consecutively to concurrent ten year sentences on each of the possession charges.

The judge ordered that the sentence runs consecutively to the state court sentence Renz faces in Onondaga County Court based upon his guilty pleas to Predatory Sexual Assault against a Child and Murder in the first degree, for crimes he committed while on pretrial release for the child pornography charges. The state court sentencing is tentatively scheduled for May 16 in Onondaga County Court. If ever released, Renz was ordered to be placed on federal supervised release for life and will have to register as a sex offender.

Renz's arrest on the child pornography charges was the result of an investigation by the FBI as a part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.

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