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Rochester man arrested on child pornography charges

STAFF REPORTS


ROCHESTER -- Michael Krepp, 58, of Rochester, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with receipt and distribution of child pornography. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, between September 9, 2017, and January 22, 2018, an FBI Special Agent, working undercover, discovered multiple files containing videos and images of child pornography. Some of the videos and images depicted prepubescent children in sexual situations. Investigators determined that the IP address connected to the files resolved to one utilized by the defendant. Digital media recovered from Krepp in February 2018 contained child pornography.

The defendant made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson and is being detained.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin P. Lyons.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.