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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Irondequoit Man Arrested, Charged With Production And Possession Of 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 Logan Nedo, 33, of Irondequoit, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with producing and possessing child pornography involving prepubescent minors. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum 50 years, along with a lifetime term of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle P. Rossi, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, on May 19, 2019, Nedo turned himself in to the Brighton, New York Police Department, after it was discovered by family and friends that the defendant allegedly sexually abused two minor children in his care. After discovering that the alleged abuse primarily took place in the Town of Irondequoit, the Brighton Police Department turned Nedo over to the Irondequoit Police Department. The investigation continued and the defendant was eventually arrested on state charges involving the physical sexual abuse of the children.

During their investigation, the Irondequoit Police Department discovered that Nedo had produced and saved videos and images of the abuse. As a result, several electronic items were seized from the defendant’s home and turned over to the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force for processing. A preliminary examination revealed both videos and photographs depicting the sexual abuse of the minor victims by Nedo, as well as approximately 2,500 images of unrelated child pornography.  The items were subsequently transported to the Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory for further forensic analysis. 

The defendant made an initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman and is being held without bail pending a detention hearing.

The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by the Irondequoit Police Department, under the direction of Chief Richard V. Tantalo; the Brighton Police Department, under the direction of Chief Mark T. Henderson; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert. Additional assistance was provided by the Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory and the Bivona Child Advocacy Center. Nedo is also facing a parallel New York State prosecution by the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office.   

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  

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Updated May 29, 2019