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

Friday, October 14, 2016

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Production, Receipt And Possession Of Child Pornography

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
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BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Paul F. Archambault, Jr., 29, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted following a jury trial of production, receipt and possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 30 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The 30 year sentence will be served consecutive to a seven year sentence the defendant received in the Northern District of New York for failing to register as a sex offender and a violation of supervised release. 

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Aaron J. Mango and Scott S. Allen, Jr., who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that in August 2012, the defendant contacted a minor victim via, a social networking website. Archambault later enticed that minor victim to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions. The defendant was also found guilty of two counts of receipt of child pornography for images he obtained from the minor victim via email, and one count of possessing child pornography on a SD card, located within one of the defendant’s two cellular phones. 

Archambault was previously convicted of possessing child pornography in the Northern District of New York in 2009.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation on the part of Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen and the United States Marshals Service, under the direction of Charles Salina.

Updated October 14, 2016