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

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Buffalo Man Sentenced On Child Pornography Charge

CONTACT:  Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
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BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Brett Schultz, 39, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of attempted receipt of child pornography, was sentenced to 87 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan P. Cantil, who handled the case, stated that the defendant engaged in an online conversation with an individual he believed was a 15 year old high school girl. The individual was actually an undercover law enforcement officer.

Shortly into their conversation, Schultz asked the undercover officer, “so how old are you really?” The undercover officer replied, “I’m almost 16.” After discovering the undercover officer was a minor, the defendant requested sexually explicit images and pictures. Schultz then requested to the meet with the undercover officer at which time he was arrested.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly.

Updated March 8, 2018