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Western District of New York

Friday, October 14, 2016

Rochester Man Sentenced On Child Pornography Charge

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
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ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Gregory Stonoha, 24, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 48 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handled the case, stated that Stonoha was found to possess more than 1,000 images of child pornography involving prepubescent minors. Stonoha used an application known as Kik to trade child pornography with other users, and to engage in sexually explicit “chats” with other users.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting under the direction of Adam S. Cohen.

Updated October 14, 2016