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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Timothy W. Marlnee, 58, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a minimum penalty of 10 years, am maximum of 20, and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, Jr., who is handling the case, stated that on November 13, 2013, law enforcement officers searched the defendant’s residence on Chippewa St. in Buffalo. The officers recovered a laptop computer being used by the Marlnee. A subsequent forensic examination determined that the computer contained over 950 images of child pornography. Some of the images depicted children under the age of 12 years old. Some of the images also contained depictions of violence. Marlnee is a registered sex offender as a result of state convictions in 1985 and 1993.

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

Sentencing is scheduled for August 3, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Judge Arcara.

Updated April 24, 2015