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Western District of New York

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Timothy W. Marlnee, 58, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography following a previous state conviction, was sentenced to 200 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release by U.S. Senior District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, Jr., who handled the case, stated that on November 13, 2013, law enforcement officers searched the defendant’s residence on Chippewa St. in Buffalo. Officers recovered a laptop computer being used by Marlnee. A subsequent forensic examination determined that the computer contained 952 images of child pornography. Some of the images depicted children under the age of 12 years old. Some of the images also contained depictions of violence.

Marlnee is a registered sex offender as a result of state convictions in 1985 and 1993 for statutory rape.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes the Buffalo Police Department, Cheektowaga Police Department, and Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated November 6, 2015