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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Rochester Man Going To Prison For 21 Months For Attempting To Transfer Obscene Images To A Minor

CONTACT:  Barbara Burns

PHONE:         (716) 843-5817

FAX #:            (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Anthony M. Girolamo, 43, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of transferring obscene material to a person he believed to be a minor, was sentenced to serve 21 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handled the case, stated that Girolamo established a texting relationship with “Liz,” whom he believed to be a 14-year old minor female. In fact, “Liz” was an undercover law enforcement officer. During the course of their text exchanges, Girolamo told “Liz” that he wanted to have sex with her, and sent “Liz” images of adult females performing oral sex on adult males.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Robert Guyton.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 24, 2020