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Webster Man Pleads Guilty To Downloading Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Preston Field, 23, of Webster, NY, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that from November 2012 to March 2014, the defendant downloaded and stored more than 600 images child pornography, including images portraying sadistic conduct and violence.  Field also made his collection available for others to view and download.

The plea is the result of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge J. Michael Kennedy.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 5, 2015, at 9:30, before Judge Geraci.

Updated May 19, 2015