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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Production Of Child Pornography

CONTACT:  Barbara Burns
PHONE:      (716) 843-5817
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BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Michael Milton, Sr., 42, of Buffalo, NY pleaded guilty to production of child pornography, before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 30 years, and a fine of $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, stated that on August 14, 2015, the defendant coerced a 17 year-old minor (Victim 1) to engage in sexual intercourse and oral sexual activity inside a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe vehicle that Milton owned at the time. The defendant also produced visual depictions of the sexual activity using a cellular telephone which were then were stored a hard drive. The investigation determined that Milton engaged in sexual contact with Victim 1 on various occasions between at least December 21, 2014, and November 6, 2015. During that sexual contact, the defendant used his cellular telephone and a camera to create images and videos of Victim 1 engaging in sexually explicit conduct which he stored on different electronic storage devices.

Milton was previously convicted of Rape in Erie County Court involving Victim 1 and another minor female. 

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge, Kevin P. Lyons, the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood, and the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Zack.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 12, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. before Judge Geraci.

Updated April 11, 2018