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Cheektowaga Man Sentenced For Attempting To Possess Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Andrew Reiner, 30, of Cheektowaga, NY, was sentenced to 108 months in prison for attempting to possess child pornography before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, Jr., who handled the case, stated that, beginning in June 2016, the defendant communicated with a 15-year-old girl via cellphone applications Kik and Skout in an effort to have sexual intercourse with the child victim.  Through the cellphone applications and text messaging, the defendant convinced the minor victim to sneak out of her home late at night to meet him for sexual activity on as many as four occasions.  The defendant attempted to entice the victim to ask her friends to participate in sexual activity as well.  Between June 2016 and July 2016, the defendant also asked the 15-year-old girl to send him sexually explicit photographs.  Evidence shows the defendant had sexual intercourse with two other minor females.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Violent Crimes Against Children Program, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Adam S. Cohen.

Updated December 22, 2017