Niagara Falls Man Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

March 14, 2012 Updated Mar 14, 2012 at 4:19 PM EDT

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Niagara Falls Man Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

March 14, 2012 Updated Mar 14, 2012 at 4:19 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr.  announced Wednesday that 30-year-old James Paul Summers of Niagara Falls, who was convicted of production of child pornography and possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 45 years in prison and lifetime supervised release by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.  
 
Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant took pornographic images of a six-year-old and an eight-year-old. Some of the images were taken in his  apartment on Pierce Avenue in Niagara Falls and others were taken in a car. Summers also possessed child pornography on his computer that he obtained from the internet and distributed child pornography over the internet using his Yahoo account, Slide.com and YouTube.
 
United States Attorney Hochul stated that “this case demonstrates why all of us need to continue to be vigilant when it comes to protecting our most vulnerable citizens from predators. While the precise count of conviction is production of child pornography, the underlying facts indicate the true heinousness of the defendant’s conduct toward defenseless children.”