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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Federal Jury Convicts Rochester Man On Multiple Child Pornography Charges Including Enticement And Production

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that a federal jury has convicted James Oliver Young, 52, of Rochester, NY, on multiple charges including enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, conspiracy to produce child pornography, and production and receipt of child pornography. The charges carry a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, and a maximum of life.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Melissa M. Marangola and Kyle P. Rossi, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that the New York State Police received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that an “Ollie Young” was communicating with a Minor Victim (MV1), in Rochester through private messages on Facebook. It appeared that “Ollie Young” was attempting to entice MV1 to produce and send apparent child exploitation images as well as engage in sexual activity. “Ollie Young” was later identified as defendant Young. Subsequent investigation determined that Young and co-defendant and Rebecca Wilson had sexual relations with MV1 on multiple occasions.

On April 18, 2020, New York State Police executed a search warrant and seized multiple devices, including two cell phones belonging to Wilson. Investigators located multiple videos depicting child pornography involving Minor Victim 2 (MV2).

Rebecca Wilson previously pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography and is awaiting sentencing.

The verdict is the result of an investigation by the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Barry Chase, and Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 22, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. before U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. who presided over the trial of the case. 

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 6, 2022