U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York
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May 1, 2015

Buffalo Man Charged with Producing and Possessing Child Pornography

BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that David Young, 28, of Buffalo, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with production and possession of child pornography. The production charge carries a minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in prison and the possession charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison along with a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael DiGiacomo, who is handling the case, stated that a West Seneca Schools resource officer obtained information that the defendant had images of child pornography on cellular telephone. The resource officer notified Cheektowaga Police who began an investigation. The investigation resulted in law enforcement officers locating images of child pornography, some that were produced by the defendant.

Young is being held pending a detention hearing scheduled for May 4, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Zack and the West Seneca Police Department, under the direction of Chief Daniel Denz.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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