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Prior Felon Arrested On New Child Pornography Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Cameron Stroke, 42, of Depew, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with receipt and possession of child pornography, which carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, and a maximum of 40 years.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, in July 2020, Stroke was sentenced in Federal Court to five years’ probation for possession of child pornography and placed under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office. On May 2, 2023, law enforcement began investigating Stroke after learning he might be in possession of child pornography. On that day, probation officers made a visit to Stroke’s Depew residence and seized two cell phones. One of the phones contained no child pornography, but the second phone contained multiple files of child pornography, including images of pre-pubescent girls.

Stroke made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr. and is being held pending a detention hearing on May 19, 2023, at 10:30 a.m.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Human Trafficking Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia, and the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, under the direction of Chief James P. Stauffiger. 

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.      

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Barbara Burns


Updated May 10, 2023

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