BUFFALO—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Daniel Alex Rozbicki, 25, of Buffalo, New York, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to six years in prison and seven years’ supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who handled the case, stated that on September 26, 2008, the defendant possessed approximately 21 images and 40 videos of child pornography that were stored on a desktop computer. The computer was seized on that date following a consent search of the computer conducted by the FBI. Rozbicki obtained the child pornography using a peer-to-peer file sharing program over the Internet. These images and videos depicted prepubescent minors and some of the files contained depictions of violence against children.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The conviction was the culmination of an investigation on the part of special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Christopher M. Piehota.