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Tonwanda man pleads guilty to making porn with 12- and 15-year-olds

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Posted at 11:41 PM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-25 10:04:00-04

A Tonawanda man faces 60 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for producing child pornography.

Jason Smith, 35, pleaded guilty to the crime.

In April 2014, Lancaster Police seized several external hard drives from Smith's Byron Avenue home in Tonawanda. Investigators determined that between 2010 and 2012, Smith coerced a victim who was younger than 12-years-old to engage in sexual activity, which he then turned into visual pornography. The victim's father was Smith's friend.

Investigators also discovered that between 2011 and 2013, Smith was having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl he met on MeetMe.com and taking pictures of the act.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 19, 2016.