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Rochester man going to prison for 14 years for receipt of child pornography

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 Nathan Follett, 37, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of receipt of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 168 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan K. McGuire, who handled the case, stated that between February 2016, and December 16, 2021, Follett used Instagram, Kik, and Snapchat to engage in sexually explicit communications with 11 minor victims, knowing each victim was under the age of 18. During these conversations, Follett coerced the minor victims to produce images and videos of themselves engaged in sexually explicit conduct and send those images and videos to him via Instagram, Kik, and Snapchat.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Todd Baxter, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Human Trafficking Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia, and the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Miklos Szoczei, II.

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Barbara Burns


Updated November 8, 2023

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