Brighton Man Sentenced in Child Pornography Case
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 05, 2012|
ROCHESTER, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Mohamad Nazir Ahmad, 59, of Brighton, New York, who was convicted of child pornography, was sentenced to 36 months in prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. Judge Larimer ordered that the 36-month sentence be served consecutively to a five year state sentence the defendant is currently serving for a conviction for criminal sexual act. The judge further ordered that Ahmad be placed on supervised release for 10 years, which is to be served concurrently with the five years of post release supervision imposed by state court.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who handled the case, stated that the defendant possessed a camera with a memory stick containing three videos he produced depicting himself engaging in sexually explicit conduct with a 13-year-old female. Ahmad was convicted in Monroe County Court for criminal sexual act based on the sexual conduct with the 13-year-old victim.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ 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 www.justice.gov/psc.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Christopher M. Piehota; Special Agent in Charge, the Brighton Police Department, under the direction of Chief Mark Henderson; and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of District Attorney Sandra Doorley.