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Dec 3, 2019

Yates County man admits to child porn charge

A Yates County man has pleaded guilty to federal pornography charges. Jeffrey Maciejewski, 26, of Penn Yan, NY, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. to possession of child pornography. Maciejewski is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, supervised release for life and a $250,000 fine. In […]

Jun 15, 2018

Former teacher sentenced for child porn

A former kindergarten teach has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison on child pornography charges. Roland Yockel II, 31, of Hilton, was convicted of receipt of child pornography, also was sentenced to 15 years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. Yockel also was ordered to pay $7,200 in restitution […]

Mar 23, 2018

Seneca County man sentenced on child pornography charges

A Seneca County man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on child pornography charges. Christopher Eberhardt, 34, of Ovid, who was convicted of distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography, also must serve 15 years of post-release supervision. Eberhardt was part of a network of more than 70 people who traded child pornography, according […]

Feb 19, 2018

Ex-Boy Scout leader gets prison time for child pornography

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 26-year-old former Boy Scout leader who took sexually explicit pictures of a sleeping 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Daniel Huzinec, of Buffalo, was sentenced on his federal child pornography conviction Friday. He’ll be on lifetime supervised release after he serves the prison time. The investigation […]

Dec 22, 2017

Corning man sentenced for child porn

U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer on Thursday sentenced a Steuben County man to 2 1/2 years in prison on child pornography charges. Kevin Theil, 54, of Corning, also was sentenced to 10 years supervised release. Between 2013 and Dec. 16, 2016, Theil had more than 300 images of child pornography on a laptop computer, […]

Dec 22, 2017

Cattaraugus County man sentenced for child porn

U.S. District Court Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford on Thursday sentenced an Olean man to five years in prison for  possession of child pornography. Shawn Lebrecht, 35, also was sentenced to 10 years of supervised release. In early August 2016 an undercover law enforcement officer began communicating online with Lebrecht, who  sent the officer several images of […]

Apr 19, 2017

Second Circuit finds child porn sentence excessive

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ordered a former Ontario County man convicted of child pornography charges to be resentenced even though the original sentence was within federal guidelines. Joseph Vincent Jenkins, of Geneva, was 39 when he was convicted in February 2014 of possession and transportation of child pornography. He […]

Jan 25, 2016

Ontario County man sentenced for lying to get a court-appointed lawyer

SYRACUSE — An upstate New York man convicted of transporting child pornography has been sentenced to an additional 1½ years for lying about his finances while seeking a court-appointed attorney to defend him. The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that Joseph Jenkins was sentenced Friday in Syracuse to serve 18 more months in prison for perjury. Federal […]

Aug 11, 2014

Second Circuit — Child Pornography — Entrapment: United States v. Kopstein

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Child Pornography — Entrapment Jury Instructions — Jury Confusion United States v. Kopstein 13-417-cr Judges Jacobs, Livingston and Lynch Background: The defendant appealed from a judgment convicting him of transporting and shipping child pornography. He had delivered pornography to a federal agent posing as a 12-year-old girl […]

Jun 12, 2014

COA clarifies child porn risk assessments

A preponderance-of-evidence standard will be applied statewide to defendants convicted of child pornography offenses who are seeking to lower their risk assessments for repeating crimes. The Court of Appeals, in a pair of decisions issued Tuesday, clarified the evidence standard for the four appellate departments, two of which, including the Fourth Department, had been using […]

Jan 22, 2014

Court struggles with restitution for child porn

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court lent a sympathetic ear Wednesday to a victim of child pornography who wants the court to make it easier for victims to collect money from people convicted of downloading and viewing the pornographic images. The woman known as Amy was at the court, her legal team said, for arguments in […]

Oct 2, 2013

Second Circuit — Child Pornography: United States v. Reingold

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Child Pornography Juvenile Defendant — Five-Year Minimum Sentence United States v. Reingold 11-2826-cr Judges Sack, Raggi and Lohier Background: The defendant pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography. The United States appealed from his conviction sentencing him to 30 months imprisonment. The government argued that the […]

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