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Niagara Falls man indicted on over a dozen child pornography charges

Posted at 5:34 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 17:34:11-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A federal grand jury returned a 16 count indictment charging a Niagara Falls man with with 15 counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

34-year-old Jonathon R. Cassatt allegedly used his cell phone to produce child pornography involving a minor victim on 15 different occasions between 2017 and 2019.

Officials say the charges are the result of a criminal complaint filed in November 2019 and an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Niagara Falls Police Department.

Cassatt faces a minimum of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years, and a $250,000 fine.