A high-risk sex offender living the Hudson Valley recorded himself sexually abusing a 19-month-old.

On Friday in Northern District of New York Court, John G. Stroming, 60, of Stuyvesant was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sexually exploiting a child and possessing child pornography.

Stroming was convicted in May 2019 following a two-day jury trial. The evidence at the trial showed that Stroming videotaped himself sexually abusing a 19-month-old and that he also possessed child pornography involving other children.

At the time of the crimes, Stroming was a registered Level-3 sex offender. Level-3 sex offenders are considered to have the highest risk of a repeat offense and are considered the greatest risk to the public.

According to a press release, his previous sex offense convictions included rape in 2011 and promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child in 1999.

Senior United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue ordered that Stroming’s sentence run consecutive to a state term of imprisonment Stroming is serving. The federal sentence should begin in 2027 when Stroming’s state sentence is scheduled to end.

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