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September 3, 2015

Lackawanna Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that James M. Meyers, 29, of Lackawanna, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, Jr., who handled the case, stated that on June 24, 2014, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department responded to a complaint in the Town of Pike. At that time, deputies were given a digital memory card (SD card) which contained what appeared to be images of child pornography. Subsequent investigation determined that the SD card belonged to the defendant. A forensic analysis determined the images were in fact child pornography. Some of the images contained graphic images of prepubescent children.

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

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