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

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Rochester Man Sentenced For Enticement Of A 14 Year Old Girl

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that William Martin, Jr., of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of enticement, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 20 years supervised release by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa Marangola, who handled the case, stated that in February 2015, the Rochester Police Department was alerted to text message communications between the defendant and a 14 year old girl as well as the exchange of provocative photographs on Facebook. The minor victim later told police that the two exchanged naked photos and one video.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen, the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Craig Hanesworth, and the Gates Police Department, under the direction of Chief James VanBrederode. The task force includes the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Rochester Police Department, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.

Updated March 16, 2016