Mt. Morris Man Charged with Child Pornography and Enticement
ROCHESTER, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Calvin R. Patrick, 34, of Mt. Morris, NY, was charged by criminal complaint with attempted production of child pornography, enticement of a minor, receipt and possession of child pornography. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 25 years in prison, a maximum of life and a fine of $250,000 in part because the defendant’s prior conviction involving child pornography charges.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, law enforcement was notified by a cooperating witness who saw the contents of the defendant’s electronic tablet. The contents observed by the witness consisted of young females engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The witness also observed an image on Patrick’s Kik account that appeared to depict a nude, 14-year-old female from Florida. The witness further told law enforcement that she was aware that Patrick had been communicating with an 11-year-old from Pennsylvania and that the defendant had made comments in the past about picking up the 11-year-old and keeping her locked up within certain property so he could do what he wanted to her.
A search warrant was conducted by Livingston County Probation and Mt. Morris Police at Patrick’s apartment. Law enforcement officers seized the electronic tablet, a computer and other items. A forensic analysis determined that Patrick had been chatting on Kik with two minors under the age of 18 who resided out of state.
Patrick made an initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson and he being detained. The defendant is also currently facing additional, unrelated charges in Livingston County.
The criminal complaint was the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen, the Mount Morris Police Department, under the direction of Chief Ken Mignemi, the Livingston County Probation Department, under the direction of Director Lynne C. Mignemi, and the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of Gregory J. McCaffrey. The task force includes the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Rochester Police Department, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.
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.