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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Brighton Man Convicted By Jury Of Child Pornography Charges Going To Federal Prison For 6 Years

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Richard Dzionara-Norsen, 29, of Brighton, NY, who was convicted by a federal jury of possession, receipt, and distribution of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 72 months in prison and 10 years supervised release by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kyle P. Rossi and Meghan K. McGuire, who handled the case, stated that the defendant was apprehended by members of the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force after sharing a child pornography video with an undercover investigator over a peer to peer file sharing network. Subsequent investigation determined that Dzionara-Norsen had been receiving and distributing child pornography for a number of years. The images of child pornography depicted children as young as infants and also included depictions of violence against children.  

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Stephen Belongia.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 18, 2021