Waterloo man sentenced to 30 years on federal child porn charges

A Waterloo man will spend the next 30 years behind bars.

Ronald T. Spoor, 52, of Waterloo was sentenced on Monday after a lengthy set of court proceedings. New York State Troopers and prosecutors say that Spoor was initially reported in 2012 by a school official when two Seneca County students were sexually abused.

The girls were under 10-years-old. Throughout the course of the investigation, Troopers seized multiple hard drives, pinhole cameras, and a variety of other items — like flash drives — which had child porn on them.

In all, thousands of photos were recovered on the various hard drives. Spoor was said to be using the pinhole cameras, along with his computer to record children in his bathroom.

In addition to the 30 year sentence, he will serve an additional 15 years of supervised release. Altogether, three children, which he knew were victimized.

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. said of the conviction when Spoor was found guilty, “To learn that one’s child has been victimized by a predator is among the most distressing of life events. On behalf of the entire community, this Office thanks all who testified against the defendant we today convicted. Our commitment to them is this: at sentencing, we will seek the maximum punishment allowed by law.”

The maximum was sought, and in this case, the maximum was applied. Spoor will serve his term concurrently.

Read more about this story below:

Waterloo man pleads guilty in child sexual abuse case
Waterloo man sentenced to 30 years for child porn
Federal Court Decision PDF

Also on FingerLakes1.com