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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 8, 2019

Gates Man Who Attempted To Lure A Teenager For Sex Pleads Guilty

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Dillon T. Boyington, 35, of Gates, NY, pleaded guilty, before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford, to attempted online enticement of a minor. The charge carries a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $250,000 fine. 
 
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle P. Rossi, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant utilized a social media application in an attempt to meet a 14 year-old child for sex. As he traveled to meet such child on October 24, 2018, Boyington was intercepted by members of the New York State Police. Upon his arrest, the defendant was found to be in possession of condoms and candy, which he intended to give to the child. 

The plea is the result of an investigation by the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Eric Laughton, and the Rochester Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 15, 2019, before Judge Wolford. 

Topic(s): 
Cyber Crime
Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 8, 2019