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Albany-Area Sex Offender Sentenced To 80 Years In Prison

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A registered sex offender from the Albany area has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for producing child pornography. 

Federal prosecutors say 56-year-old Robert McCoy of Glenmont and Selkirk was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Albany, where he was convicted last summer of sexual exploitation of a minor, possession of child pornography and committing a felony involving a minor while being a registered sex offender.

Authorities say McCoy produced sexually explicit images of a minor in an empty camper on his Glenmont property in the summer of 2014. Officials say he also possessed a collection of child pornography obtained from the Internet.

McCoy, registered as a Level 1 sex offender, was sentenced in 2009 to probation for possessing child pornography.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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