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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Former Air Force Reservist Sentenced For Distribution Of Child Pornography

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Steven Fine, 30, of Orchard Park, NY, who was convicted of distribution of child pornography, was sentenced to 96 months in prison and 10 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque, who handled the case, stated that the investigation began when the defendant, a former United States Air Force Reservist, distributed videos containing child pornography to an undercover agent. On September 12, 2014, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s mother’s house in West Seneca, NY and recovered electronics being used by Fine. A subsequent forensic examination determined that several of the electronics contained images and videos of child pornography, including a video that the defendant had produced of himself engaging in sexually explicit conduct with a minor under the age of 16.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero, and the Town of West Seneca Police Department under the direction of Chief Daniel Denz.

Updated August 24, 2016