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

Friday, October 4, 2019

Rochester Man Convicted Of Enticing A Minor Online Going To Prison For 12 Years

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kaden Sylvester, 24, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of the online enticement of a minor, was sentenced to serve 144 months in prison, and 15 years supervised release, by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle P. Rossi, who handled the case, stated that in September 2018, the FBI learned that Sylvester was engaged in online chats with other individuals who were actively trading child pornography. During the chats, the defendant distributed child pornography to an undercover FBI Special Agent. Based on this information, a search warrant was executed at Sylvester’s suspected residence. Further investigation revealed that the defendant had also sexually abused a child entrusted to his care, and produced child pornography involving the child. 

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

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Updated October 4, 2019