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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Cheektowaga Man Sentenced On Child Pornography Charge

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y. - Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Joseph Kurowski, 24, of Cheektowaga, NY, who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who handled the case, stated that in the Spring of 2015, Kurowski began communicating via text message with a 17-year-old female. The text messages were sexually explicit in nature. On April 10, 2015, the defendant asked her to send him a sexually explicit photograph which she then sent via text message. Kurowski was aware that she was a minor at the time he received this image. 

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Adam S. Cohen, Special Agent-in-Charge, the Blasdell Police Department, under the direction of Lieutenant Joseph Gramaglia, and the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Zack.

Updated April 6, 2017