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Lockport Man Sentenced On Child Pornography Charge

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

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Sterling Jones, 24, of Lockport, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 36 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan P. Cantil, who handled the case, stated that on March 31, 2017, the defendant possessed 295 videos and 11 images of child pornography. These videos and images were on the cellular telephone and were stored by the defendant in his DropBox online storage account. Over 600 images of child pornography were recovered from Jones’ cellular telephone and some of the images included prepubescent minors and depictions of violence.

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

Updated April 18, 2023