Gasport Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charge
BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Christopher Wittcop, 44, of Gasport, NY, who was convicted of possessing child pornography, was sentenced to 84 months of imprisonment and 10 years’ supervised release, by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The defendant will also be required to undergo sex offender treatment and register as a sex offender.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated that Wittcop possessed child pornography on a laptop computer in Lockport, NY on July 18, 2011. A forensic analysis determined the computer contained over 600 images and video files of child pornography. Wittcopp used peer to peer software to share the images with others through the Internet.
The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Task Force and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff James Voutour.