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Lakeview Man Going To Prison For Distribution Of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Daniel Fitzpatrick, 36, of Lakeview, NY, who was convicted of distribution of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 156 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Maeve E. Huggins, who handled the case, stated that in October 2021, Fitzpatrick, using the display name “back2school” and username “bttm4anon,” shared a link containing multiple images of child pornography in a public chat room on the Kik Messenger application titled “Join a boys only group.” In April 2022, investigators executed a search warrant at Fitzpatrick’s residence in Lake View. Child pornography images were located on a cell phone a laptop computer, and a personal computer. A total of 148 images and 108 videos of child pornography were recovered, some of which depicted a prepubescent minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, under the direction Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia, the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, under the direction of Chief James Stauffiger, and the Hamburg Police Department, under the direction of Chief Peter Dienes.


Barbara Burns


Updated June 27, 2023

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