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

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Lackawanna Man Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
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Buffalo,  N.Y.‐‐U.S.  Attorney  William  J.  Hochul,  Jr.  announced  today  that  James  M. Meyers, 29, of Lackawanna, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 30 months     in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, Jr., who handled the case, stated that on June 24, 2014, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department responded to a complaint in the Town of Pike. At that  time, deputies  were given a  digital memory card (SD  card) which  contained  what appeared to be images of child pornography. Subsequent investigation determined that the SD card belonged to the defendant. A forensic analysis determined the images were in fact child pornography. Some of the images contained graphic images of prepubescent children.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff Gregory Rudolph.

 Today’s indictment is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner
Daniel Derenda.

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.

Updated September 4, 2015