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Prolific Possessor And Distribtor Of Child Pornography Sentenced

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.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Alexander Burton Blake, 26, of Cheektowaga, NY, who was convicted of distribution and possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 40 months imprisonment with 10 years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay restitution to his victims in the amount of $48,000 by Chief United States District Judge Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant was utilizing a peer-to-peer network to distribute child pornography.  Several items of computer equipment seized from the defendant’s residence revealed that the equipment contained approximately 70,000 images of child pornography and 650 videos of child pornography.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under the direction of Adam Cohen, Special Agent-in-Charge, along with the City of Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda, and the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Zack.

Updated April 18, 2017