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

Thursday, February 14, 2019

California Man Sentenced On Child Pornography Charge

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Loren Glen Warner, 29, of Fresno, CA, who was convicted of production of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison and 15 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who handled the case, stated that in early January, 2017, the defendant met the 14 year-old victim at her family’s church in Cattaraugus County, NY, and the two began communicating via Facebook and Snapchat. During those communications, Warner, who knew the victim was 14 years-old, began making sexual references and statements, and sent sexually explicit images of himself to the victim. The defendant also asked for and received nude photographs of the victim.

Warner also met a 13 year-old victim at a church in Fresno, California. Over several years, the defendant requested and received child pornography images and videos from that victim as well.

In March 2017, the defendant pleaded guilty to Rape in the Second Degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor in Cattaraugus County Court and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly; the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Edward Kennedy; and the Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of Lori Rieman.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 14, 2019