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Georgia Man Apprehended At The Peace Bridge Sentenced On Child Pornography Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Ibrahim Dirweesh, 35, of Atlanta, Georgia, who was convicted of possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to serve 24 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth R. Moellering, who handled the case, stated that on August 22, 2018, following a secondary inspection, the defendant was detained by Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge Port of Entry. During that secondary inspection, images and videos of child pornography were discovered on Dirweesh’s cell phone. The videos were sexual in nature involving pre-pubescent children as young as two years-old. 

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, under the direction of Director of Field Operations Rose Brophy, and Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly.

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Updated November 20, 2019

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