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Bronx Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

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

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that Lancelot Paul Lutchman was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his possession of files containing sexually explicit images of a minor.  Lutchman pled guilty on September 12, 2018, before U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty, who imposed today’s sentence.   

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “For Lancelot Lutchman’s crimes against children, he will spend 10 years in federal prison.  Our Office remains committed to finding and prosecuting criminals who prey on and abuse children.”

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in related court proceedings:

Between January 31, 2016, and January 21, 2017, LUTCHMAN used a peer-to-peer file sharing network to share approximately 845 unique video files known to contain child pornography.  The child pornography included depictions of prepubescent children engaged in sexual activity with other children or adults.  On January 26, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant for LUTCHMAN’s apartment and recovered his laptop computer, which contained numerous files of child pornography.  As officers were entering the apartment, LUTCHMAN hid the laptop in his oven. 

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In addition to the prison term, LUTCHMAN, 44, of the Bronx, was sentenced to five years of supervised release.

Mr. Berman praised the New York City Police Department for its outstanding investigative work.  Mr. Berman also thanked the Bronx District Attorney’s Office for its invaluable assistance with this matter. 

This case is being handled by the Office’s General Crimes Unit.  Assistant United States Attorneys Kyle A. Wirshba and Daniel Loss are in charge of the prosecution.


Updated January 31, 2019

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Press Release Number: 19-018