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

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Former Irondequoit Man Sentenced For Production Of Child Pornography

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Michael D. Schluter, 46, formerly of Irondequoit, N.Y., who was convicted after a jury trial of production of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and transporting a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in illegal sexual activity, was sentenced to 262 months in prison and 15 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. 

“The actions committed by this defendant were heinous and as a result, he will spend the next 21 years behind bars,” said U.S. Attorney Hochul. “In his attempts to negatively impact the innocence and life of a child forever, the defendant was only successful in losing his freedom for a very long period of time.”

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tiffany H. Lee and Craig R. Gestring, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that in January 2009, a minor reported that she had been sexually abused by the defendant. In July 2008 Schluter took photographs of the minor in sexually explicit poses. Further, in 2007, the defendant transported the minor to Massachusetts and Vermont in 2007 for the purpose of raping the minor.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero and the Irondequoit Police Department, under the direction of Chief Richard V. Tantalo.

Updated January 8, 2015