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Friday, October 14, 2016

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charge

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jose Cisneros, 31, of Blasdell, NY, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, stated that in August 2015, the Blasdell Police Department alerted the FBI about a 13 year old female (victim 1) engaging in sexually explicit conversations using the Kik application and text messages with an individual later identified as Cisneros. During their communications, the defendant and victim 1 exchanged graphic photos.     

During an interview with the FBI, the mother of Cisneros’s two children told agents that she found a phone belonging to the defendant which contained a sexual text conversation. The woman confronted Cisneros which resulted in an argument that led to police responding to the residence.   

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Adam S. Cohen.

Sentencing is scheduled for February 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

Updated October 17, 2016