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Nassau County Man Pleads Guilty To 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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Ross Susco, 34, of East Meadow, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to possession of child pornography, including prepubescent images. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa M. Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that between March 8 and March 27, 2018, the defendant possessed images of child pornography on a desktop computer. Susco received the images over the internet. Some of the images depicted prepubescent minors, including a one-year old child.

On March 8 and March 12, 2018, the defendant communicated on the internet with an undercover Homeland Security Special Agent. During those communications, Susco sent the agent two videos containing child pornography. Both videos depicted prepubescent girls engaging in sexually explicit conduct with an adult.   

The plea is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly. 

Sentencing is scheduled for December 16, 2019, at 10:15 a.m. before Judge Siragusa.

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Updated September 30, 2019

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