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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 11, 2019

Olean Man Going To Prison For More Than 15 Years For Receipt Of Child Pornography

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jacob Tunison, 30, of Olean, NY, who was convicted of receipt of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 188 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang, who handled the case, stated that in November of 2018, Tunison used Facebook to communicate with a minor female who was less than 16 years old. The defendant sent numerous lewd images of himself to the minor and solicited the minor to produce and send various images of herself to him.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Cuba Police Department, under the direction of Chief Dustin Burch, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jamestown Office, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

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Updated October 18, 2019