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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Buffalo Man Arrested, Charged With Production And Receipt Of Child Pornography

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Segundo Reascos-Rodriguez, 40, of Buffalo, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with production and receipt of child pornography. The charges carry a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 30 years, and a $250,000 fine.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey T. Fiut, who is handling the case, stated that according to the criminal complaint, the defendant met and exchanged phone numbers with a nine-year old minor female victim on the social media application LiveMe. On March 27, 2020, Reascos-Rodriguez and the minor victim engaged in a text message conversation during which the defendant requested and received two sexually explicit images of the minor victim. On November 2, 2020, Homeland Security Investigations executed a federal search warrant at Reascos-Rodriguez’s residence.

The defendant made an initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy, and is being held pending a detention hearing on November 18, 2020.

The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly.

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.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 17, 2020