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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 21, 2022

Rochester Man Going To Prison For Possessing Hundreds Of Images Of Child Pornography

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Joshua Vandervoort, 39, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography involving prepubescent minors, was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison and 10 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. Vandervoort was also ordered to pay $42,000 in restitution to victims.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan K. McGuire, who handled the case, stated that on March 2, 2021, the defendant possessed approximately 450 images of child pornography on a laptop computer. Some of the images included prepubescent minors or minors under 12 years old, and depicted the minors being subjected to violence.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 21, 2022