Rochester Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 23, 2012|
ROCHESTER, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Robert Vogler, 31, of Rochester, New York, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 36 months in prison and 20 years’ supervised release by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa J. Miller, who handled the case, stated that during the execution of a search warrant by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Task Force, at a residence Vogler shared with co-defendant Donald MacIntyre, law enforcement officers found devices containing child pornography. Vogler admitted to downloading images and videos of child pornography using a peer to peer file sharing program.
Donald MacIntyre was sentenced to 36 months in prison and 15 years’ supervised release in July 2012.
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.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent In Charge Christopher M. Piehota.