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Akron Man Sentenced on Charges of Child Pornography

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

   BUFFALO, N.Y. -  U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Michael A. Taschetta, 55, of Akron, New York, who was convicted of a felony charge of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 60 months of incarceration with 5 years of supervised release by District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who handled the case, stated that the defendant downloaded images of child pornography from the internet, some of which included graphic depictions of children under 12 years of age engaged in sexual conduct.  Upon execution of a search warrant, the defendant admitted to agents that he downloaded child pornography onto his computer utilizing a peer-to-peer software application.

The conviction was the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James Spero.

Updated November 24, 2014