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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Williamsville Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charge

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Troy Malecki, 48, of Williamsville, NY, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, depicting minors less than 12 years of age, before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, Jr., who is handling the case, stated that Malecki was part of an online community dedicated to the exchange and discussion of child pornography. On September 18, 2015, Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force, executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and seized his cellular phone. Forensic examination of Malecki’s phone revealed that he was in possession of more than 850 images of child pornography, some of which depicted prepubescent children less than 12 years of age.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Adam S. Cohen.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 17, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. before Judge Skretny.

Updated February 2, 2017