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BUFFALO, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kevin D. Waczkowski, 32, of Elma, NY, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque, who is handling the case, stated that on April 15, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and seized several electronic devices. Forensic examination determined that Waczkowski was in possession of thousands of images of child pornography, some of which depicted prepubescent children less than 12 years of age, and some of which depicted images of violence.
The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Adam S. Cohen.
Sentencing is scheduled for November 16, 2017, at 2:00 pm before Judge Vilardo.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Western District of New York