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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 8, 2020

Webster Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charge

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

BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced today that Glenn K. Smith, 52, of Webster, NY, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. to possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a fine of $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa M. Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that between November 25, 2019, and January 30, 2020, the defendant was in possession of 157 images and seven videos of child pornography on a cellular telephone. Smith was also in possession of 45 images and five videos containing child pornography on a tablet. Some of the images included prepubescent minors or minors under 12 years-old. The defendant also shared some of these images on a peer-to-peer network.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Robert Guyton.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 1, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. before Judge Geraci.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 8, 2020