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Niagara County man sentenced on child porn, cyberstalking charges

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BUFFALO -- Travis Guerriera, 28, of Olcott, who was convicted of possession of child pornography and cyberstalking, was sentenced to 57 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary C. Baumgarten, who handled the case, stated that in September 2015, a female victim reported to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department that she received unsolicited communications from an individual on Facebook. The individual threatened to distribute and post images that the female victim sent to her then-boyfriend when she was about 14 years-old. During the investigation, it was determined that co-defendant Timothy Laubacker was the individual who had contacted the female victim on Facebook. The investigation further determined that defendant Guerriera, who had possession of the images that the victim had previously shared with her former boyfriend, had provided such images to Laubacker.

Timothy Laubacker was previously convicted and sentenced to 180 months in prison.

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin P. Lyons and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff James Voutour.