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Lockport man previously convicted of endangering the welfare of a child charged with possession 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 Damon Singleton-Spencer, 31, of Lockport, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession of child pornography, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Rudroff, who is handling the case, stated that in September 2023, the New York State Police received a report that an individual had uploaded 184 files of suspected child pornography to a cloud storage application. Subsequent investigation traced the uploaded files to Singleton-Spencer, who was previously convicted in 2017 of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. On February 16, 2024, a search warrant was executed at Singleton-Spencer’s Lockport residence. During the search, investigators seized multiple devices including computers, hard drives, and cell phones. A preliminary review of one cell phone recovered multiple images and videos of child pornography. 

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Eugene Staniszewski, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia.

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.     


Barbara Burns


Updated February 26, 2024

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