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

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ryan Arcara Sentenced To 2 Years For Possessing Child Pornography

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Ryan Arcara, 27, of West Seneca, N.Y., who was convicted of possessing child pornography, was sentenced to two years in prison and ten years supervised release by U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated that the defendant possessed 8 image files and 59 video files containing child pornography stored on that computer and hard drive. Some of the child pornography possessed by the defendant depicted prepubescent minors or minors less than 12 years of age.

The sentencing is the result of/culmination of an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations.

Updated July 14, 2016