Buffalo Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges
BUFFALO, N.Y.– U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jeremy Otrosinka, 32, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of possession and distribution of child pornography, was sentenced to 180 months in prison by U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Edward H. White and John E. Rogowski, who handled the case, stated that the defendant created and administered a website that was a password protected bulletin board dedicated to the discussion and sharing of child pornography. On this site, members would post links to images and videos of child pornography and post private message discussions regarding child pornography. Otrosinka also sent and received emails that attached images and a video of child pornography. During online conversations, the defendant encouraged another individual to record sexual acts with this individual’s own child.
“What makes this case particularly egregious is that the defendant maintained a website where like minded child predators could go,” said U.S. Attorney Hochul. “Our Office will continue to pursue child predators wherever they may be including the virtual world or real world.”
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge, Richard M. Frankel.