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Niagara Falls Man Going To Prison For 20 Years For Production Of Child Pornography

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Jessy Santos, 30, of Niagara Falls, NY, who was convicted of production of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 240 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Maeve E. Huggins, who handled the case, stated that on June 23, 2016, Santos produced a digital recording of himself engaged in sexual conduct with an eight-year-old minor victim in his care. Santos used a cellular telephone to record the conduct.  

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, under the  direction of Sheriff Michael Filicetti, the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief Brian Gould, and the Tonawanda Police Department, under the direction of Chief James Stauffiger.

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Barbara Burns


Updated September 20, 2023