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Forestville Man Sentenced On Child Pornography Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Joseph Harvey, 56, of Forestville, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 96 months in prison and 25 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan P. Cantil, who handled the case, stated that on May 16, 2016, the defendant possessed 37 videos and 51 images of child pornography. Some of the images included prepubescent minors, and depictions of violence.

In addition, between January 16 and May 14, 2016, the defendant exchanged text messages with another man in which they discussed child pornography. During those text exchanges, Harvey distributed and received images of child pornography.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly.

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Updated February 7, 2020

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