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Buffalo Man Found Guilty of Violating Supervised Release

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.–U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Michael Kemp, 37 of Buffalo, NY, was found guilty by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara, of violating his supervised release. The defendant failed to obtain advance notification from the U.S. Probation Department to use a computer and for possessing child pornography. The violations carry a maximum sentence of two years in prison.

                Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who is handling the case, stated that on October 15, 2013, Kemp’s probation officer found a computer and hard drive hidden between the defendant’s mattress and box spring in his bedroom at his residence in Buffalo. Kemp has been on supervised release since July 2008 after being released from federal prison for a conviction of possession of child pornography. Judge Arcara sentenced Kemp to 51 months in prison for possessing child pornography on a computer in his residence in October 2004.

                The investigation is the culmination of an investigation on the part of officers of the United States Probation Department, under the direction of Anthony SanGiacomo, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero, and the Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory.

                Sentencing on the violation of supervised release is scheduled for November 24, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. before Judge Arcara.
Updated November 19, 2014