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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 18, 2018

Former Rochester Man Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging David Roy Jones, 52, formerly of Rochester, NY, with two counts of production of child pornography. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 30 years, and a $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, on January 13, 2004, the defendant coerced minor Victim 1 to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct. Jones saved and stored the pictures and videos on several electronic media devices.

Subsequently, on July 9, 2006, Jones once again coerced minor Victim 1, as well as a second victim, minor Victim 2, to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct. Jones once again saved and stored the pictures and videos on several electronic media devices.

Members of the public who have specific information related to this case are urged to contact the FBI Buffalo Office at 716-856-7800. If any members of the public have general questions or concerns regarding sexual abuse of children or would like guidance on how to discuss this issue with children, please call the Bivona Child Advocacy Center at 1-585-935-7800. 

The defendant was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman and is being detained.

The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated May 18, 2018