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

Monday, November 25, 2019

Former Rochester Resident Pleads Guilty To 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, 54, formerly of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to production of child pornography. The charge carries a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, and maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling 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. The defendant saved the pornographic images to multiple storage media devices he possessed, and transported them from New York to Tennessee. Jones was later arrested and convicted in Tennessee on similar charges involving other minors.

The plea 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 Gary Loeffert.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 19, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. before Judge Larimer.

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Updated November 25, 2019