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Rochester man pleads guilty to child porn charge

STAFF REPORTS


ROCHESTER --- Michael Krepp, 57, of Rochester, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Sirgusa. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 120 months in prison and a maximum penalty of 240 months.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that 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 was previously convicted of Rape 3rd in State Court and is a registered sex offender.

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

Sentencing is scheduled for July 12, 2018 before Judge Siragusa.