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

Friday, October 4, 2019

Webster Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Thomas Ingrassia, 31, of Webster, NY, pleaded guilty Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. to possession of child pornography. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan K. McGuire, who is handling the case, stated that investigators discovered the defendant sharing child pornography on a peer-to-peer file sharing network. Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Ingrassia’s residence and seized his electronic devices. A forensic analysis recovered 125 images and 18 videos containing child pornography, some of which depicted violence and the sexual abuse minors. 

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 24, 2020, before Judge Geraci.  

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Updated October 4, 2019