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Rochester man pleads guilty to child porn charge

STAFF REPORTS


ROCHESTER -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that James Gerard Keller, 83, of Honeoye, NY, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle P. Rossi, who is handling the case, stated that in May 2018, an undercover investigator with Homeland Security Investigations located a computer sharing child pornography from the defendant’s address in Honeoye, NY.  Investigators executed a search warrant in October 2018 and seized multiple digital devices. A forensic analysis recovered more than 600 images and videos containing child pornography, some of which involved prepubescent minors, as well as children being subjected to violent conduct.

The plea is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 9, 2019, before Judge Wolford.

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