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September 23, 2014

Former Olean Nurse Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Willie G. Reid, 47, of Olean, N.Y., who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 90 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated that on May 2, 2013, the defendant possessed more than 600 images on a computer and hard drive in his residence. Some of the videos and images included pre-pubescent children and depictions of violence. At the time of his arrest, Reid was employed as a Registered Nurse at the Olean General Hospital.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb.

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