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Cheektowaga Man Who Traveled To Rochester To Have Sex With A 13 Y/O Girl Pleads Guilty

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Mohammed Uddin, 34, of Cheektowaga, NY, pleaded guilty to attempted receipt of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. The charge carries a minimum penalty of five years prison, a maximum of 20 years, a lifetime term of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle P. Rossi, who is handling the case, stated that Uddin engaged in sexually explicit online and text communications with an undercover law enforcement officer, who he believed was a 13-year-old girl. Over a period of approximately three weeks, Uddin discussed engaging in sexual relations with the child, sent pornography to the child, talked about taking the child’s virginity, attempted to induce the child to produce and send him sexually explicit photos and videos, and formed a plan to meet the child at her Rochester home for sex. On August 18, 2022, Uddin traveled from Cheektowaga to an address in Rochester that he believed was the child’s residence and was immediately taken into custody, at which time investigators located Uddin’s cell phone and candy that he purchased as a gift for the child. 

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Child Exploitation Human Trafficking Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia.       

Sentencing is scheduled for June 29, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. before Judge Geraci.

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Barbara Burns


Updated March 21, 2023