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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rochester Man Sentenced In Child Pornography Case

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that
Jason Koscielski, 24, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of receipt, distribution and
possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 135 months in prison and 30 years
supervised release by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa J. Miller, who handled the case, stated that the
defendant came to the attention of law enforcement in January 2009 when members of the
Toronto Police Service, in Toronto, Canada discovered Koscielski was online and sharing
images of child pornography through a peer-to-peer file sharing program. The case was
referred to Special Agents with Homeland Security Investigations who obtained a search
warrant for the defendant’s residence. During the search, agents located more than 200
videos and 1,000 images of child pornography on digital media owned by the defendant.

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 sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents
of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the
direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero.

Updated November 18, 2014