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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Pittsford Man Pleads Guilty To Production Of Child Pornography

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Luke Vuittonet, 19, of Pittsford, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to production of child pornography. The charge carries carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, and a $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa M. Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that between August 6 and August 12, 2019, the defendant produced digital photographs depicting a 13-year-old minor victim engaged in prohibited sexual conduct.  The images were produced on Vuittonet’s cellular telephone.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Todd Baxter.    

Sentencing is scheduled for December 1, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Siragusa.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 25, 2020