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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 17, 2019

Tonawanda Man Sentenced For Receiving Child Pornography From Minor

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Steven Brzezinski, 35, of Tonawanda, NY, who was convicted of receipt of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 96 months in prison and 20 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque, who handled the case, stated that the defendant, who was on probation for an unrelated offense, was in possession of a tablet containing child pornography. Additional forensic examination of the tablet revealed that Brzezinski had a romantic relationship with a 15 year old boy over the internet and had received child pornography from the minor via Facebook Messenger. The defendant has a previous conviction for endangering the welfare of a child.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Gary Loeffert, and Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated May 17, 2019