Cheektowaga Man Gets Seven Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

June 3, 2011 Updated Jun 3, 2011 at 5:25 PM EDT

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Cheektowaga Man Gets Seven Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

June 3, 2011 Updated Jun 3, 2011 at 5:25 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced Friday that Justin Jeffrey Amato, 28, of Cheektowaga, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to seven years in prison and five years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Chief Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who handled the case, stated that on January 28, 2009, the defendant possessed approximately 133 images and 34 videos of child pornography which were stored on his computer. Amato obtained these images and videos over the Internet using a file sharing program. Many of the images and videos depicted minors less than 12 years of age, and some of the images and videos contained depictions of violence which would have been painful to the child.