DRYDEN, N.Y.—A Dryden man has been sentenced to 97 months in prison after pleading guilty to possession child pornography.

67-year-old Randolph Bullock, of Dryden, was sentenced Wednesday to serve 97 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography. As part of his guilty plea, Bullock admitted to possessing images of child pornography on several devices from both his workplace and home, and United States District Court Judge Glenn T. Suddaby sentenced Bullock to an additional 20 years of post-release supervision.

According to the federal criminal complaint, a co-worker at an unnamed Ithaca business anonymously reported Bullock in early 2018 and accused him of “having pornographic images depicting potentially under-aged individuals on his work computer.”

Bullock was then placed on administrative leave and his three work computers were taken to a local computer store for analysis, according to the criminal complaint. Child pornography was found on the computers, including at least three sexual images of pre-pubsecent children, though law enforcement did not complete its full forensic analysis of the computers until mid-2019. Bullock was arrested in 2021.

Additionally, a press release announcing Bullock’s sentencing stated he had engaged in a “pattern of activity involving the sexual abuse or exploitation of two minor children.” Bullock must pay those two children $3,000 each as part of his sentence.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York State Police, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, the Village of Dryden Police Department and the Tompkins County District Attorney’s Office all aided in the investigation.

Matt Butler is the Editor in Chief of The Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.org.