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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Possessing Child Pornography

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that David Young, 29, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 20 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael DiGiacomo, who handled the case, stated that in February 2015, a West Seneca Schools resource officer obtained information that the defendant had images of child pornography on a cellular telephone. The resource officer notified Cheektowaga Police who began an investigation. On February 13, 2015, officers searched Young’s computer and located images of child pornography, some that were produced by the defendant.  

In January 2016, Young pleaded guilty in state court to Attempted Sexual Abuse in the 1st degree. Judge Wolford cited this incident as one of the factors in her sentencing decision.

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Zack and the West Seneca Police Department, under the direction of Chief Daniel Denz.

Updated September 9, 2016