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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 13, 2022

Cheektowaga Man Charged With Possession Of More Than 200,000 Images Of Child Pornography

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BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Michael P. Daly, 47, of Cheektowaga, NY, was charged by criminal complaint with possession of child pornography. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, in June 2019, the New York State Police (NYSP) received a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) Cybertipline report indicating that an image of child pornography was uploaded to their network. Subsequent investigation traced the image to Daly. On October 22, 2020, NYSP executed a search warrant at Daly’s residence in Cheektowaga, seizing a laptop computer, a flash drive, and an iPhone. A forensic search of all three items recovered over 230,000 images and 95 videos of child pornography. Some of the images include prepubescent minors and depictions of violence.

Daly made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr., and was released on conditions.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Jeremy Bell, the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Eugene Staniszewski, and the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief Brian Gould.
         
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Updated October 13, 2022