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Akron Man Indicted on Charges of Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2013

BUFFALO, N.Y.– U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Michael A. Taschetta, 54, of Akron, N.Y., with possession of child pornography. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, the defendant downloaded images of child pornography from the internet utilizing a peer-to-peer software application.

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

The fact that the defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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