WNY child porn prosecutions rise over 50% in recent years

Feb 6, 2020

U.S. District Court for Western New York.
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Prosecution for people producing, distributing or possessing child pornography spiked last year in Western New York.

Between 2015 and 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Western New York handled an average of 38 cases annually. Last year, that number spiked to 58. They only take on the most egregious of these crimes. The others go to local district attorney offices. Prosecutions by the Erie County District Attorney also increased last year.

As part of their partnership with WBFO, Investigative Post's Ali Ingersoll reports.