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

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Horseheads Man Sentenced For 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, who was convicted of production of child pornography, was sentenced to 228 months (19 years) in prison and 30 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who handled 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 sentencing 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.

Updated February 5, 2016