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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 12, 2017

Williamsville Man Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

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, 49, of Williamsville, N.Y., who was convicted of possession of child pornography depicting minors less than 12 years of age, was sentenced to five years in prison by U.S. Senior District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, Jr., who handed 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 telephone. 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, and some of which depicted violence.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Adam S. Cohen.

Updated June 13, 2017