Saratoga County District Attorney Karen A. Heggen announced today that Ricky Nelson (dob 5/30/55) of St. John’s Place, Stillwater, New York, pled guilty today to five separate counts of Possessing a Sexual Performance of a Child, Class “E” felonies, in violation of NYS Penal Law Section 263.16 before the Hon. James A. Murphy, III, Saratoga County Court Judge.
Nelson pleaded guilty and admitted in Court to knowingly having in his possession and control and to knowing accessing with intent to view images containing sexual conduct by a child less than sixteen years of age during August 2017 in the Town of Stillwater.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 19, 2018 at 9:30 am. The Defendant is expected to be sentenced to a state prison term of 1-3 years on each count, to run consecutive to each other, for a total of 5-15 years incarceration. In addition, upon his release from prison, Nelson will have to register as a sex offender.
The case was investigated by the New York State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the New York State Police, Saratoga Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit and the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center. DA Heggen commended the efforts of law enforcement involved in this case: “The efforts by law enforcement in this case are to be commended. They worked tirelessly to unearth the significant evidence in this case that resulted in the plea today”.