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Liverpool Man Sentenced to 84 Months for Receiving and Possessing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Dominic Zampini, age 27, of Liverpool, New York, was sentenced on November 10, 2022, to 84 months in federal prison for receiving and possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Matthew Scarpino, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Buffalo, New York Field Office, and New York State Police Acting Superintendent Steven A. Nigrelli.

As part of his guilty plea, Zampini admitted that between October 2020 and December 2020, he knowingly received child pornography images over the internet from another individual he met through a mobile application, and that in September, 2021 he possessed images depicting child pornography on two cell phones.

United States District Judge David N. Hurd also imposed a 10-year term of supervised release, which will begin after Zampini is released from prison, and ordered Zampini to pay $3,000 in restitution and a $300 special assessment. Zampini will also be required to register as a sex offender.

This case was investigated by the New York State Police and the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew J. McCrobie as a part of Project Safe Childhood.

Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorney’s offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), and is designed to marshal 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

Updated November 14, 2022

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