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Rochester Man is Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Douglas C. Tatner, II, 33, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 48 months in prison and 12 years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.

            Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee, who handled the case, stated that a search warrant was executed at Tatner's former residence on Glide Street in Rochester by members of the FBI's Cyber Crimes Task Force in January 2012. The warrant was issued after a witness reported seeing images of child pornography depicting children 12 years old and younger on the defendant's computer. Tatner admitted to possessing images of child pornography, some of which depicted pre-pubescent minors.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

            The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Cyber Crimes Task Force, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel which includes the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief James Sheppard.



Updated December 9, 2014