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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Former Rochester Resident Going To Prison For 20 Years For Producing Child Pornography

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that David Roy Jones, 55, formerly of Rochester, NY, was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handled the case, stated that in the summer of 2006, the defendant produced child pornography involving two minors, one of whom was under Jones’ custody, care, and control. Jones, who produced the images and videos in the Rochester area over a period of years, did so after giving his minor victims alcohol and drugs. The defendant, after saving pornographic images of the minors to multiple storage media devices, transported them from New York to Tennessee. Jones was subsequently arrested and convicted in Tennessee on similar charges involving other minors.

Upon hearing of Jones’ arrest in Tennessee, one of his Rochester victims, who is now an adult, contacted the FBI to report what had occurred to her during her childhood. The victim reported that the defendant, while in Rochester, groomed and sexually abused her for many years.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Hamblen County, Tennessee, Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Esco R. Jarnagin, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 19, 2020