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Nov 23, 2016

McCabe found guilty of Manslaughter

A New York State Supreme Court Jury, deliberating for five hours over the course of two days, has convicted an Allegany County man of Manslaughter in connection with the death of his young son in a motor vehicle crash last year.

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Nov 23, 2016

New York Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Receiving and Accessing Child Pornography

A New York man was sentenced to six years in federal prison today for receiving and accessing child pornography in connection with his use of a website based on the Tor network.

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Jul 14, 2016

West Seneca Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charge

A West Seneca man who previously served a prison term for possessing child pornography has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of possession of child pornography, images that were stored in his email account.

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Jul 14, 2016

Three Buffalo State Students Accused Of Forging Credit And Debit Cards

A group of three Buffalo State students are facing serious charges after police say they uncovered a scheme to steal identities and create forged credit and debit cards.

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Jul 14, 2016

Guilty: Transportation of minors with the intent to have sex

A federal jury in Buffalo has returned a verdict of guilty of all counts of an Indictment charging David Allen Vickers, 50, of Stanley, NY with transportation of minors with the intent to have sex, announced U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr., of the Western District of New York.

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Jul 14, 2016

Student charged with hacking into school's computer system

A student at Iroquois High School has been charged with hacking into his school's computer system, a crime that police say gave him free rein of the school.

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Mar 02, 2016

Victims recount torture as Iver Phallen gets 14 years in prison

The women tortured by Iver J. Phallen say he left them scarred physically and emotionally for life. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon, who gave Phallen a 14-year prison sentence even she considered inadequate, said when she read the transcript of the victims’ grand jury testimony, “I was stunned, I was appalled and I was disgusted.”

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Feb 18, 2016

Cheektowaga Man Charged With Possession And Distribution Of Child Pornography

Alexander Burton Blake, 25, of Cheektowaga, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with distributing and possessing child pornography.

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Feb 18, 2016

Buffalo Man Charged With Multiple Child Pronography Charges

Robert Pritchett, 20, of Buffalo, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with Production, receipt and possession of child pornography and sex trafficking of minors.

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Feb 18, 2016

Former Hilton teacher sentenced on sex charge

Charles Kane, of Spencerport, who pleaded guilty to attempted online enticement of a minor in late October, will spend 10 years in prison followed by 20 years of supervised release after being sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

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Feb 18, 2016

Pravin Mehta, ‘Dr. Feel Good,’ gets prison for dealing opiate pills

Dr. Albert R. Cowie, 37, of Amherst, NY, pleaded guilty to obtaining controlled substances by fraud and health care fraud before U.S District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.

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Jul 03, 2013

Buffalo Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

Jeremy Otrosinka, 32, of Buffalo, New York, was convicted of possession and distribution of child pornography and will spend the next 15 years of his life in prison. The Western New York RCFL provided digital forensics expertise to Project Safe Childhood investigators who worked the case.

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Mar 15, 2012

Western New York RCFL Supported Successful Project Safe Childhood Prosecution

James Paul Summers, 30, will spend the next 45 years in prison for producing and possessing child pornography. The Western New York RCFL provided digital forensics expertise to Project Safe Childhood investigators who worked the case. .

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Feb 27, 2012

Substitute Teacher Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

Timothy Bek, a former substitute teacher for the West Seneca Central School District, pled guilty to producing and possessing child pornography. The Western New York RCFL provided digital forensics expertise to investigators.

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