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

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tonawanda Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Steven Brzezinski, 33, of Tonawanda, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession of child pornography. The charge carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie O. Lamarque, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, the defendant, who was on probation for an unrelated offense, was in possession of a tablet containing child pornography. Brzezinski has a previous conviction for endangering the welfare of a child.

The defendant made an initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer and is being held pending a detention hearing scheduled for July 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Adam S. Cohen. 

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated July 12, 2017