Irondequoit Man Pleads Guilty To Production Of Child Pornography
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Logan Nedo, 34, of Irondequoit, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to producing child pornography. At sentencing, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years, a maximum of 30 years, as well as 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 on May 19, 2019, Nedo turned himself in to the Brighton Police Department after allegedly sexually abused two minor children. After discovering that the abuse primarily took place in the Town of Irondequoit, the Brighton Police Department turned Nedo over to the Irondequoit Police Department. Irondequoit Police continued the investigation, which ultimately led to the arrest of the defendant on state charges involving the physical sexual abuse of the children.
During their investigation, Irondequoit investigators 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 person. The items were turned over to the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force for processing, during which the videos and photographs depicting the sexual abuse of the minor victims was discovered. In addition, approximately 2,500 images of unrelated child pornography was recovered. The items were subsequently transported to the Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory for further forensic analysis.
The plea is the result of an investigation by the Irondequoit Police Department, under the direction of chief Richard Tantalo; the Brighton Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Catholdi; and the Federal Bureau of Investigations Child Exploitation Task Force, 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.
Sentencing is scheduled for August 10, 2020, before Judge Wolford.
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