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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Seneca Falls Man Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Matthew A. Urquhart, 33, of Seneca Falls, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to serve to 44 months in prison and 10 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle P. Rossi, who handled the case, stated that FBI Special Agents identified the defendant actively trading child pornography from a trailer residence in Seneca Falls. Subsequently, FBI agents assisted by the Seneca Falls Police Department and Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, searched two residences that Urquhart occupied. Digital items belonging to Urquhart were seized. A forensic analysis determined that the defendant possessed multiple images and videos of child pornography, including images that depicted the sexual abuse of prepubescent minors. 

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert; the Seneca Falls Police Department, under the direction of Chief Stuart W. Peenstra; and the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff W. Timothy Luce. 

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 22, 2019