Chemung County Man Sentenced for Receiving, Possessing, and Distributing Child Pornography
ROCHESTER, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Terry M. Dickinson, 56, of Millport, NY, who was convicted following a jury trial of distribution of child pornography, receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 40 years in prison and lifetime supervised release by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that an undercover agent in Elmira, NY, downloaded child pornography from the defendant, through a peer-to-peer software program, in June and July of 2010. Agents executed a search warrant at Dickinson’s residence in August 2010 and seized items of digital media, including computers, thumb drives and memory cards. A forensic analysis determined that the memory cards contained images and videos of child pornography.
The search warrant led to the discovery of a notebook containing handwritten notes that appeared to detail the defendant’s sexual encounters with children.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, investigators and troopers of the New York State Police, Troop E, under the direction of Major Craig Hanesworth; and deputies and Investigators from the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Christopher Moss.