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Rochester Man Sentenced For Possession of Child Pornography

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

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Eric Birkedahl, 32, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Rossi, who handled the case, stated that Birkedahl was located by undercover FBI Agents while trading child pornography online. During the execution of a search warrant at his residence, the defendant was found to be in possession of approximately 3,613 images and 3,726 videos of child pornography on his desktop computer. 

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

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Updated July 19, 2019

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