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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 25, 2019

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Distributing 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 Atif Ullah, 30, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of distribution of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 144 months in prison and 30 years supervised release, by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Mango, who handled the case, stated that on March 6, 2018, the defendant distributed a video that he knew constituted child pornography using his cellular telephone.            

On August 16, 2018, law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant at the Ullah’s residence and seized two cellular telephones, each containing images of child pornography. An examination of the telephones revealed a total of 33 images of child pornography. Eight of the images were produced by the defendant between June 22 and August 16, 2018. The minor depicted in the images was seven years old at the time of the production and was related to the defendant.

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

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 25, 2019