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Convicted felon going back to prison on new child pornography charge

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 Robert Bibbins, 51, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography after having previously been convicted of a child pornography offense, was sentenced to serve 78 months in prison and 10 years supervised release by Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle P. Rossi, who handled the case, stated that in 2015, Bibbins was convicted of a child pornography offense in New York State Court and sentenced to a jail term and 10 years’ probation. In 2020, Bibbins violated his probation and was sentenced to serve one to three years in prison. On September 19, 2022, he was released on parole. Within three days of his release, Bibbins acquired an internet-capable cellular phone in violation of his parole conditions. On September 22, 2022, during a routine search, parole officers discovered the phone secreted in a trash can at the half-way house where Bibbins was living and discovered images of children in sexually explicit poses, as well as images of naked children. A full forensic examination of the phone by the FBI, which uncovered multiple sexually explicit images of children.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, under the direction of Acting Commissioner Daniel F. Martuscello III, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia.


Barbara Burns


Updated December 12, 2023

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