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2017-04-20 / Local News

Child pornography distributor to spend three years behind bars

A Cheektowaga man called a “prolific possessor and distributor of child pornography” by law enforcement is facing prison time and is being ordered to pay thousands to victims after being sentenced earlier this week.

Alexander Burton Blake, 26, who was convicted of distribution and possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 40 months imprisonment with 10 years of supervised release, according to a Tuesday press release from Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. Blake was also ordered to pay restitution to his victims in the amount of $48,000 by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, said in the release that the defendant was using a peer-to-peer network to distribute child pornography. Several items of computer equipment seized from Blake’s residence revealed that the equipment contained approximately 70,000 images of child pornography and 650 videos of child pornography, the release said.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under the direction of Adam Cohen, special agent-in-charge, along with the City of Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda, and the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Zack.

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