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

Friday, May 13, 2016

Buffalo Man Indicted On Charges Of Production And 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 a federal grand jury has returned an eight count superseding indictment charging Daniel G. Sasiadek, 61, of Buffalo, NY, with production of child pornography and possession of child pornography. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 30 years and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who is handling the case, stated that according to the superseding indictment, during the execution of a search warrant at the defendant’s Wheelock Street residence in Buffalo in July, 2015, numerous computer devices were seized. Further analysis revealed that Sasiadek produced and possessed child pornography.

The defendant has been in custody since his arrest in July 2015. He was arraigned on the superseding indictment today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott and continues to be held.

The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen. The task force 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 May 16, 2016