Saturday, September 30, 2017

Endicott NY Man Convicted for Sexual Exploitation of Two Children

Binghamton Jury Convicts Defendant on all Eight Felony Counts

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – Michael Gumaer, 50, of Endicott, New York, was convicted yesterday of all eight felony counts of an indictment charging him with the sexual exploitation of two children. The verdict came at the conclusion of a four-day jury trial in Binghamton, New York, announced Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith  and Vadim Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albany Field office.

The evidence at trial established that Gumaer sexually exploited two minor children at his home in Endicott, New York. Upon discovery of his offenses, the defendant fled for two weeks until his arrest by the Endicott Police Department on September 18, 2016. Upon being apprehended, he was subsequently interviewed and confessed to FBI Agents who had seized his electronic media that contained images documenting his sexual exploitation of the two victims.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 26, 2018 in Binghamton, New York. On Counts 1-4 charging sexual exploitation of a child, the defendant faces a minimum 15 years and a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison. On Counts 5 and 6, charging receipt and transportation of child pornography, the defendant faces a minimum sentence of 5 years and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. On counts 7 and 8, charging possession of child pornography that involved an image of a prepubescent minor, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison. Gumaer could be sentenced to a term of supervised release of up to life for these convictions and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count. The Court has discretion to sentence the defendant either consecutively or concurrently as to each count of conviction.   Michael Gumaer will also be required to register as sex offender.  

A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Endicott Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miroslav Lovric.

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