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

Friday, January 6, 2023

Niagara Falls Man Going To Prison For 28 Years For Production Of Child Pornography

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Jonathon Cassatt, 36, of Niagara Falls, NY, who was convicted of production of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 28 years in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell T. Ippolito, Jr., who handled the case, stated that Cassatt repeatedly sexually abused a child between the ages of 12 and 14 years old.  The sexual abuse was reported to the Niagara Falls Police Department, which obtained a search warrant for Cassatt’s cell phone. During a search of the cell phone, images of the ongoing abuse were recovered. In addition, other images of child pornography that Cassatt had downloaded from the internet were also discovered on the cell phone.

The sentencing is the result of a coordinated investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Michael Stansbury, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Michael Filicetti, and the Niagara Falls Police Department, under the direction of Superintendent John Faso.  

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Updated January 6, 2023