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Brighton, NY Man Arrested For Child Pornography Charges

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

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y.- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Richard Dzionara-Norsen, 26, of Brighton, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession and distribution of child pornography. The charges carry a minimum penalty of 5 years imprisonment and maximum of 20 years imprisonment, a lifetime period of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Rossi, who is handling the case, stated that Dzionara-Norsen was apprehended by members of the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force after Dzionara-Norsen was allegedly observed by federal agents actively trading child pornography online.  According to the criminal complaint, Dzionara-Norsen admitted to agents that he traded child pornography and had done so for a period of several months while living in Brighton, NY. 

The defendant made an initial appearance on August 20, 2018, before United States Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson. Dzionara-Norsen is being held without bail pending the results of a detention hearing.

The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gary Loeffert.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  

Updated August 21, 2018