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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 16, 2019

Buffalo Man Sentenced To 42 Years In Prison For Production And Possession of Child Pornography

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Duke Jimenez, 36, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of production and possession of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 42 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised released by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who handled the case, stated that between February 10 and October 27, 2014, the defendant engaged in sexual contact with a three-year-old female child entrusted to his care. This conduct resulted in both physical and emotional harm to the child. In a written victim impact statement, the victim’s mother stated that the child would scream and cry “the bad man’s going to kill me” and “he said he would kill me.”

During the sexual 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.

“While kids often seek to escape imaginary childhood monsters by hiding under their covers, where those monsters are real, we must do all that we can to capture and cage them,” noted U.S. Attorney Kennedy. “This sentence illustrates just how seriously we take our obligation to protect the most vulnerable among us.”

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Buffalo Office, under the direction of Gary Loeffert, Special Agent-in-Charge; the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood; and the Cheektowaga Police Department under the direction of Chief David Zack.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 16, 2019