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Greece man sentenced on child pornography charges

STAFF REPORTS

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kevin DiMartino, 38, of Greece, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, including prepubescent images, was sentenced to 125 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa M. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that on December 6, 2016, an undercover law enforcement officer discovered a video file containing child pornography on the internet. Further investigation determined that the video came from an email address belonging to the defendant. The officer also discovered that DiMartino made files available for download that contained the rape of children as young as five years of age and a ten-year-old child engaged in sex acts with other children.

In January 2017, a search warrant was executed at DiMartino’s residence. Among the items seized were a desktop computer, an external hard drive and a thumb drive. An analysis of the electronic items determined that they contained both child pornography and child erotica. The electronics contained approximately 24,000 images of child pornography. 

Prior to his arrest, the defendant owned and operated a bounce house company that serviced parties for children. While the charges were pending, DiMartino was released from custody under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Department. However, in October 2017, the defendant’s bail was revoked after a minor alleged that the defendant sexually abused him at his residence in Greece.

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert and the Greece Police Department, under the direction of Chief Patrick D. Phelan.