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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Production And Possession Of Child Pornography

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Duke Jimenez, 34, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara, to production and possession of child pornography. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 50 years, and a fine of $500,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, stated that between February 10, 2014, and October 27, 2014, the defendant engaged in sexual contact with a three-year-old female child entrusted to his care. During that contact, Jimenez used his cellular telephone to create visual depictions of the victim engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The images were located on the defendant’s SD card. 

Jimenez was arrested by the Buffalo Police Department on November 18, 2015, at which time the defendant’s telephone was seized. A subsequent search of phone and SD card in the phone revealed 18 image files which depicted the victim engaging in the sexually explicit conduct. 

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation under the direction of Adam S. Cohen, Special Agent-in-Charge and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 16, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

Updated December 8, 2017