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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Delevan Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charge

CONTACT:  Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
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BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that John P. Cutler, 35, of Delevan, NY, pleaded guilty, before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo, to receipt of child pornography following a prior conviction. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 40 years, and a fine of $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, stated that between July 2016 and September 26, 2016, the defendant searched for and downloaded images and videos of child pornography online. Cutler saved the child pornography on a laptop computer. A forensic examination of the computer revealed approximately 1875 images and 199 videos of child pornography. Some of the images and videos depicted prepubescent minors as well as depictions of violence against the minors.

The defendant was previously convicted in New York State court of Criminal Sexual Act in the Second Degree.

The plea is the result of an investigation by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Kevin P. Lyons, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge, and the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb. 

Sentencing is scheduled for June 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Vilardo.

Updated March 1, 2018