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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 19, 2015

West Seneca Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.–U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Ryan Arcara, 25, of West Seneca, NY, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny, to possession of child pornography. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant possessed eight image files and 59 video files containing child pornography stored on a computer and hard drive. Some of the images depicted prepubescent minors or minors under 12 years old.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero.        

Sentencing is scheduled for July 8, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Judge Skretny.

Updated March 19, 2015