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

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Dunkirk Man Sentenced On Child Pornography Charges

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Shane Taylor, 43, of Dunkirk, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 120 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Carol G. Bridge, who handled 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 Acting Special Agent in Charge J. Michael Kennedy.

Updated June 19, 2015