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Niagara Falls Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Child Pornography

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 Randy Colucci, 34, of Niagara Falls, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque, who is handling the case, stated that in April 2017, a Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent, working undercover, discovered multiple files containing videos and images of child pornography being shared on a peer to peer website. Some of the videos and images depicted prepubescent children in sexual situations. Investigators determined that the IP address connected to the files related to one utilized by the defendant, which led to the execution of a search warrant at his residence. Digital media recovered from Colucci in June 2017 contained child pornography, including children under the age of 10, and images of children involved in violent sexual assaults.
The defendant is on New York State parole for a 2011 manslaughter conviction, involving the death of his two-year-old daughter.
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 September 16, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

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Updated June 11, 2019

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