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Niagara Falls Man Arrested 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 Carl Anthony, 66, of Niagara Falls, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with attempted production of child pornography. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 30 years, and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles M. Kruly, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, on June 19, 2019, Town of Niagara Police received a complaint regarding a now-13 year old female (Minor Victim) who had been surreptitiously video recorded while changing and showering. The defendant was identified as the individual responsible for making the recording.

On July 9, 2019, a federal search warrant was executed at Anthony's Niagara Falls residence. A hard drive that was seized during the execution of the search warrant was found to contain two videos, both of which showed the Minor Victim changing and showering in a bathroom.

The defendant made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer. Subject to a home inspection, Anthony will be released on a number of conditions, including home detention. 

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Buffalo Office, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

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Updated April 10, 2023

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