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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 10, 2020

Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Sex Offense

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, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to transferring obscene material to a minor. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling 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, the defendant told “Liz” that he wanted to have sex with her, and sent “Liz” images of adult females engaged in sexual acts with adult males.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 22, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. before Judge Wolford.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 10, 2020