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Amherst Man Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

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

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Timothy Murphy, 50, of Amherst, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 36 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, Jr., who handled the case, stated that on October 15, 2014, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the Kings Highway residence of the defendant who worked as a technician for the Kenmore Tonawanda School District at the time. The officers recovered a computer being used by Murphy. A subsequent forensic examination determined that the computer contained approximately 123 images and one video of child pornography. Some of the images depicted children under the age of 12 years old. Some of the images also contain depictions of violence.

 The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero.

Updated January 14, 2016