Rochester Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography
CONCORD, N.H. – Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today that Cory Danis, 28, of Rochester, New Hampshire, waived indictment by a grand jury and pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for December 4, 2017.
According to court documents and statements made during the change of plea hearing, in 2015 the FBI was contacted by a New York firm that was in the business of producing canvas prints from photographs. The firm had received a photograph of a minor in a sexually explicit pose as part of an order for a canvas print of the image. The firm provided the FBI with contact information for the customer. Further investigation by the FBI resulted in the identification of Danis as the customer who possessed the image that was sent to the New York business and who ordered the canvas print.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation of this case with assistance from the Rochester Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Helen White Fitzgibbon.
In February 2006, the Department of Justice introduced 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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.