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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 9, 2020

Montour Falls Man Going To Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced  today  that Michael J. Truesdail, 39, of Montour Falls, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography  involving prepubescent   minors,   was  sentenced   to  serve  24 months   in  prison by Chief  U.S. District   Judge  Frank  P. Geraci,   Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan K. McGuire, who handled the case,  stated  that  on March 27, 2019, a federal search warrant was executed at the defendant’s Henry  Street residence.  A number  of electronic items  were seized  including  two  computers,   a hard  drive, an SD card, and two  thumb  drives.  A forensic  analysis recovered  more  than  8,000 images  and 10 video files, some of  which  depict  children  engaged  in  sexual activity with  other children   and  with  adults.

The sentencing is the result of  an  investigation  by  the  Federal  Bureau of  Investigation,   under  the  direction   of Special  Agent-in-Charge  Stephen  Belongia.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 9, 2020