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Monday, November 3, 2014

Dunkirk man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Shane Taylor, 43, of Dunkirk, NY, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Carol G. Bridge, who is handling the case, stated that on July 18, 2011, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence on Dove St. in Dunkirk. Officers seized a computer and a shotgun from Taylor’s room. An analysis determined that the computer contained over 3000 images of child pornography, many depicting pre-pubescent children and images of violence. 

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by Immigration and Customers Enforcement, Homeland security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero.   

Sentencing is scheduled for February 13, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. before Judge Arcara.
Updated November 19, 2014