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Rochester Man Going To Prison For 30 Years For Production Of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Jeremy Hernandez, 30, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of producing child pornography, was sentenced to 30 years in prison and 15 years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle P. Rossi, who handled the case, stated that in September and October 2018, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received information from Tumblr, an electronic service provider, that a user had uploaded several images of child pornography to a blog on Tumblr’s platform. The information was forwarded to investigators at the New York State Police who identified the defendant as the source.  

On October 24, 2019, investigators seized several digital devices, including two cell phones, belonging to Hernandez. A forensic analysis uncovered images and videos on the cell phones, which depicted the defendant sexually abusing an 11- to 12-year-old minor on multiple occasions between 2017 and 2019.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; the New York State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, under the direction of Major Barry Chase; Monroe County Child Protective Services, under the direction of Commissioner Thalia Wright; the Bivona Child Advocacy Center, under the direction of Executive Director Deb Rosen; and Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Scarpino. 

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Updated November 15, 2021

Topic
Project Safe Childhood