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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tonawanda Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison On Child Pornography Charge

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Randy Rance, 57, of Tonawanda, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to five years in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque, who handled the case, stated that in December 2016, the defendant distributed child pornography to an undercover investigator.  In January 2017, the Town of Tonawanda Police Department seized the Rance’s computer.  Forensic examination determined that the defendant was in possession of over 1,000,000 images of child pornography, some of which depicted prepubescent children less than 12 years of age.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, under the direction of Chief Jerome Uschold, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin P. Lyons.

Updated April 20, 2018