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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Randolph Man Pleads Guilty To Production Of Child Pornography

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Alexander Carnahan, 29, of Randolph, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. to two counts of production of child pornography. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 30 years, and a $250,000 fine. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles M. Kruly, who is handling the case, stated that on January 15, 2020, and April 28, 2020, Carnahan removed Minor Victim 1’s clothing and took a video of Victim 1’s naked body. Carnahan did so because he was sexually attracted to Victim 1, who was 11 years old. During the investigation, law enforcement recovered additional images and videos of Victim 1 in video files belonging to Carnahan.

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 Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Timothy Jackson.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. before Judge Sinatra.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 27, 2022