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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Brighton Man Sentenced In Child Pornography Case

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Joseph Lamica, 26, of Brighton, NY, who was convicted of receipt of child pornography, was sentenced to 168 months in prison and 40 supervised release by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who handled the case, stated that Lamica was a babysitter who advertised his services on Care.com and Craigslist.com. A family the defendant was working for discovered that Lamica was engaging in inappropriate behavior with the family’s nine-year-old child and terminated the babysitting contract. Thereafter, the defendant attempted to approach the child at school.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant and searched Lamica’s residence. Deputies found materials and notebooks with writings expressing the defendant’s interest in young children. Another search warrant was obtained for Lamica’s digital media hardware which contained images of child pornography, and a video of another minor the defendant babysat in 2014. 

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Child Exploitation Task Force which includes the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Rochester Police Department, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.

Updated May 6, 2016