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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Horseheads Man Pleads Guilty To Production Of Child Pornography

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
 
ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Daniel Sayre, 31, of Horseheads, NY, pleaded guilty to production of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. The charge carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 30 years and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who is handling the case, stated that between January 2014 and February 2015, the defendant produced a sexually explicit video and still images of a minor related to him who was under the age of 12. The defendant used a computer and a Samsung camera to produce these images.
 
The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force which includes the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Rochester Police Department, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations, the New York State Police, under the direction of     Major Craig Hanesworth, and the Chemung County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of Weedon Wetmore.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Siragusa.

Updated August 10, 2015