TUPPER LAKE, N.Y. - A Tupper Lake man has been sentenced in Federal Court after pleading guilty to possession of more than 1,000 images of child pornography on his computer. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, James L. Talbot Jr, 40, of Tupper Lake was sentenced to 72 months incarceration, followed by a 15 year term of federal supervised release. He will also be required to register with New York State as a sex offender. On September 13, 2012, Tabolt pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of child pornography, admitting that he had possessed more than 1,300 images of child pornography on a home computer. In December of 2010, a New York State Police investigator assigned to the New York Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force detected images of child pornography being made available from an internet protocol address in the Tupper Lake area. Investigators were able to determine the images came from a computer in Tabolt's residence. Following the execution of a search warrant by members of the New York State Police, Tupper Lake Police Department, and the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, the defendant's computer was seized. A forensic examination was conducted following the issuance of a federal search warrant, which resulted in the recovery of more than 1,300 images of child pornography. TABOLT's arrest was the result of a joint investigation conducted by the New York State Police, Tupper Lake Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff's Department, Clinton County Sheriff's Department, the U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the New York State Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC). Assistance was also provided by the Utica Police Department's Digital Forensics Laboratory. The joint effort is a part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney's Offices, 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 identify and rescue victims. The case was prosecuted by Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney John G. Duncan.