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

Friday, August 7, 2015

Rochester Man Sentenced On Child Pornography Charges

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Nicholas Matthew Skvarla, 33 of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of receipt and possession of child pornography following a non-jury trial, was sentenced to 72 months in prison and five years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Aaron J. Mango and Bradley E. Tyler, who handled the case, stated that between May 2008 and September of 2008, the defendant used a file sharing internet program to receive and distribute child pornography. The images included prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Patrick M. O’Flynn, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge J. Michael Kennedy.

Updated August 10, 2015