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Blasdell man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography

Posted at 2:54 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 14:54:11-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The U.S. Attorney's Office announced a Blasdell man has been sentenced to a decade in prison and five years supervised release for possession of child pornography after having sustained a conviction for child sexual abuse.

A search of 55-year-old Robert Michalewski's South Park Avenue home on May 24, 2019 resulted in the seizure of several items including a desktop computer, cell phone, laptop computers, external hard drives, DVDs, thumb drives, internal hard drives, VHS tapes, and literature according to officials.

An initial examination of the electronics uncovered images and videos of child pornography, officials say some images depicted prepubescent minors and acts of violence.

Michalewski was previously convicted of possession of a sexual performance by a child in Erie County Court in February 2018, he was sentenced to a conditional discharge which officials say remains pending.