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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Man is Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography


BUFFALO, N.Y. – Dennis Henneman, 75, of Tonawanda, New York, who was convicted of a felony charge of Possession of Child Pornography, was sentenced to one year and one day with five years of supervised release by Chief Judge William M. Skretny, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. of the Western District of New York announced today.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango stated that the charges stem from the defendant downloading child pornography from the internet.   The defendant possessed a hard drive and laptop computer containing images of child pornography.  A forensic analysis of the computer and external hard drives revealed more than 600 images of child pornography stored on the devices.   Some of the child pornography possessed by the defendant depicted prepubescent minors or minors less than 12 years of age and contained sadistic or masochistic conduct or other depictions of violence which would have been painful to the child.

                The conviction was the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Brian P. Boetig, Special Agent in Charge.
Updated November 19, 2014