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

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tonawanda Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography


BUFFALO, N.Y.–U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Dennis Henneman, 74, of Tonawanda, N.Y., pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio, to possession of child pornography. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. 

                Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant downloaded child pornography from the internet. Henneman possessed a hard drive and laptop computer containing images of child pornography. A forensic analysis of the computer and external hard drives revealed more than 600 images of child pornography stored on the devices. Some of the images were of children less than 12 years old and some contained depictions of violence.

                The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

                Sentencing will be scheduled before Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.
Updated November 28, 2014