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Niagara Falls Man Sentenced For Possession Of 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 William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jeremy Scouten, 37, of Niagara Falls, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 60 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stephanie Lamarque and Kathleen A. Lynch, who handled the case, stated that on August 6, 2012, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the 2502 Falls Street residence of the defendant. Officers recovered a computer being used by Scouten. A subsequent forensic examination determined that the computer contained approximately 200 images and 17 videos of child pornography. Some of the images included children under the age of 12 years old depictions of violence.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero.

Updated April 7, 2016