Rochester Man Pleads Guilty in Child Pornography Case
ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that
Douglas C. Tatner, II, 33, of Rochester, N.Y., pleaded guilty to possession of child
pornography before U. S. District Judge David G. Larimer. The charge carries a maximum
penalty of 10 years in prison, and a fine of $250,000.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who is handling the case, stated that a search
warrant was executed at Tatner's former residence on Glide Street in Rochester by members
of the FBI's Cyber Crimes Task Force in January 2012. The search warrant followed a report
from a witness who saw images of child pornography depicting children between the ages
of 3 to 12 on the defendant's computer. Tatner admitted to possessing the images of child
pornography, including images depicting pre-pubescent minors.
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
The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the FBI's Cyber Crimes
Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Christopher M. Piehota. The task
force includes the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief James
Sentencing is scheduled for May 6, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge David G. Larimer