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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Limestone Man Pleads Guilty To Receipt Of Child Pornography

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kevin James Fox, 62, of Limestone, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to receipt of child pornography. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 20 years, and a fine of $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, stated that in May 2016, the defendant persuaded an adult female, identified as T.M., to find a minor male and engage in sexual activity with him for the purpose of producing a visual depiction. T.M. met a 16-year-old male (Victim 1) through Craigslist and began communicating with Victim 1 via text messaging that was sexual in nature. On June 1, 2016, T.M. picked up Victim 1 and drove to her residence, where she engaged in sexual activity with Victim 1.  T.M. used her cellular telephone to take approximately five photographs. T.M. then drove Victim 1 home and texted the images to a telephone number controlled by Fox. 

The defendant also persuaded T.M. to engage in sexual activity with a 17-year-old minor male (Victim 2) who was known to T.M. Between May 26, 2016, and June 21, 2016, T.M. engaged in sexual activity with Victim 2, at Fox’s request. T.M. also took photographs once again and sent the images to the defendant.

The criminal complaint is the culmination of an investigation by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Gary Loeffert, Special Agent-in-Charge along with the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Timothy Whitcomb.  

Sentencing is scheduled for February 12, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Vilardo.

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Updated October 2, 2018