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

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Buffalo Man Arrested, Charged With Possession Of Child Pornogrphy

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Daniel Sasiadek, 61, of Buffalo, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession of child pornography. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  
Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, on July 16, 2015, a search warrant was executed at the defendant’s residence. Law enforcement officers seized a desk-top computer and other forms of digital media including recordable DVD’s and CD’s.

The complaint states that during an interview with law enforcement, Sasiadek admitted to occasionally viewing and saving child pornography on his desk-top computer. The defendant also stated that officers might find some old child pornography on the computer and that he deleted a lot of child pornography from the computer many years ago.

 A review of one of 536 file folders located on just one of the DVD’s revealed 46 images of child pornography. The graphic images included prepubescent children.

Sasiadek made an initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott and is being detained.

If anyone has additional information regarding Sasiadek and the investigation, please call the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 716-856-7800.

The complaint is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force which includes the Buffalo Police Department, Cheektowaga Police Department, and Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.

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 July 23, 2015