ALBANY, NEW YORK – Bryan Krynicki, age 58, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, pled guilty today to attempting to coerce and entice a minor to engage in sexual acts with him. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
As part of his guilty plea, Krynicki admitted that, between February and April 2020, he exchanged over 1,000 sexually explicit messages online with an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old child in an attempt to entice the child into engaging in sexual acts with him. Krynicki also admitted that, on April 29, 2020, he traveled from Massachusetts to a prearranged meeting location in Rensselaer County, New York, with the intent to engage in sexual acts with the 14-year-old child that day.
In his plea agreement, Krynicki agreed to be sentenced to 120 months in prison. United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino will sentence him on March 2, 2022.
This case was investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rachel L. Williams as part of Project Safe Childhood.
Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorney’s offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS). Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.
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