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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 24, 2015

Syracuse Man Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pronography

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
 
BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Craig Dattmore, 61, of Syracuse, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 60 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.    

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, Jr., who handled the case, stated that in October 2011, the defendant was pulled over for a secondary inspection at the Lewiston Queenston Port of Entry. Dattmore indicated he was refused entry into Canada because of items on his laptop computer. A search of the vehicle the defendant was riding in recovered 17 electronic media storage devices such as hard drives, thumb drives and memory cards. A forensic analysis determined that these devices included a total of 3,942 images of child pornography and 88 videos. 

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge J. Michael Kennedy.

Updated July 24, 2015