Corfu Man Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography
BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that David Woods, 37, Corfu, N.Y., who was convicted of distribution of child pornography, was sentenced to 120 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Carol G. Bridge, who handled the case, stated that Woods used an on-line bulletin board system designed for viewing and sharing images and videos of child pornography. Using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, the defendant collected and distributed over 12,000 videos and 20,000 images of child pornography. Many of the images portrayed children, including infants and toddlers, being subjected to bondage and rape by adults.
On March 6, 2012, the defendant uploaded eight videos depicting young female victims. On the bulletin board, Woods stated “I hope this gets me into VIP, but even if it doesn’t, I figured I would share.” On April 17, 2013, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and seized a laptop and other digital equipment containing the images of child pornography.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero.