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Federal grand jury indicts Tonawanda man on child pornography charges

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Posted at 12:32 PM, Jun 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-24 12:32:30-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A federal grand jury has returned a 14-count indictment charging 44-year-old Andrew Vallone with:

  • Nine counts of production of child pornography
  • Three counts of attempted production of child pornography
  • Two counts of possession of child pornography

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Town of Tonawanda police were contacted after an individual allegedly discovered a video depicting a child (Victim) wearing only a pair of underwear on Vallone's desktop computer. On January 23, 2021 police contacted the FBI, investigation determined Vallone allegedly had a camera that allowed him to film the Victim. The data recovered from the hidden camera allegedly contained numerous images of the Victim in various states of undress.

Vallone faces a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in prison if convicted.