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

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Rochester Man Going To Prison For 10 Years On Child Pornography Charge

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Christopher Johnson, 47, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of receipt of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 121 months in prison and 15 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. The defendant was also ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution to victims.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle P. Rossi, who is handling the case, stated that Johnson was arrested in June 2018, after distributing child pornography to an undercover FBI Agent via the Internet. That arrest prompted law enforcement officers to execute a search warrant at the defendant’s residence in Rochester. Investigators seized Johnson’s computers which contained approximately 52,372 images and 316 videos of child pornography. Some the videos and images depicted the sexual abuse of infants and toddlers.  

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

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Updated October 9, 2019