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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Ellisburg Man Sentenced on Federal Child Pornography Charges

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Anildar Valdimir Roblero-Gomez, age 26, a citizen of Mexico who had been living in Ellisburg, New York, was sentenced today to serve 96 months in prison for uploading to Facebook a video depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon, New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett, and Kevin Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Chief United States District Court Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also ordered Roblero-Gomez to serve a 15-year term of supervised release, which will begin after he is released from prison.  As a result of his conviction, Roblero-Gomez will be required to register as a sex offender following his prison sentence. He may also face immigration consequences as the result of his conviction and sentence.[1]    

In his previous plea of guilty, Roblero-Gomez admitted that in September 2018, he used a cellular telephone to upload a video depicting child pornography to the Facebook social media platform, sharing the video with over 100 other Facebook users. 

This case was investigated by the New York State Police and the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sahar L. Amandolare.

This case is prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices, 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 identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/.

 

[1] Deportation, removal, and other matters related to the defendant’s legal status in the United States are civil matters adjudicated in separate proceedings in Immigration Court.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated September 23, 2020